- Hydrangeas are one of most affordable fresh flower options you can use in your home. I love them because they come in different colors, they are versatile and they can last several weeks with proper care. I typically follow a routine of caring for them every 3-4 days. Here are the easy steps to follow. Rinse out the vase, cut about a 1/2 inch from the stem and add Cut Flower Food into fresh water.
The last set of hydrangeas I purchased started to wilt within a few days. Here is what they looked like after about 3 days. You can tell they needed some TLC and I knew they could be revived with proper care.
I cut about 1/2 inch of the stems in a slant, wrapped the top of the flower stems in a paper towel from the leaves up and placed them in some boiling hot water. Typically you should see noticeable changes in the blooms within about 30 mins of soaking. I used a hot/cold beverage cup. This allowed for the water to stay hot much longer than using just a regular cup or vase. If the flower bunch is on it’s last leg, you will be able to tell in about an hour of soaking. At this point it is time to give them a proper disposal :). After about 3 hours of soaking, I am pretty pleased at how they turned out. They are alive and kicking!
This pretty bunch should have at least a week to week and a half of additional life.