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Helping Flowers Last Longer

By Dr. Laundry September 23, 2013

Can I use bleach to help fresh cut flowers stay fresh longer?

My favorite way to help a beautiful bouquet of flowers stay fresh longer is to add a very small amount of Clorox® Regular-Bleach to the water in the vase before putting in the flowers. All you need to do is add ¼ teaspoon of Clorox® Regular-Bleach to 1 quart of cold water and stir. Add this to your vase, and then add the flowers. It also helps if you cut a little off the bottom of each stem immediately before putting them in the vase.