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Preserving the life of flowers with bleach

Advice from Dr. Laundry
Q.

How do you preserve flowers with bleach?

A.

This is a great question, and a lot more fun than dealing with mold removal! You can absolutely use Clorox® Regular Bleach2 to preserve fresh cut flowers so they stay beautiful longer. Here’s how: add ¼ teaspoon Clorox® Regular Bleach2 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 the flowers in the vase.