Flower TikTok: How to keep your plants alive and healthy
Displaying a flower arrangement is a great way to brighten up a room. But it wasn’t until I ran into @annathefloristTikTok videos that I realized I owe a heartfelt, heartfelt apology for every last minute bunch I ever threw in my basket at the grocery store. Dallas-based florist, Anna has been in the business for five years and runs a floral business called Blum bar. On TikTok, she shares helpful tips for keeping cut flowers alive and healthy – and I’m ashamed to admit I wasn’t aware of any of them until now.
“When I take care of cut flowers, the most common mistake I see is not changing the water frequently,” Anna told POPSUGAR. “I always recommend changing the water every other day and pruning the stems – it can add weeks of life to any arrangement!” On her account, Anna shares tips for keeping flower arrangements fresher for longer, including how to choose the right vase for your flowers, how to make do-it-yourself plant food, the right way to change your water. flowers and why it’s crucial to never let your flower stems touch the bottom of the vase.
With so many beautiful flowers in bloom, it’s easy to get your hands on a fresh bouquet, but Anna recommends stocking up on a pair of floral shears, floral band, and quality twine to make sure they stay healthy and beautiful. “The shears [are] so you can keep your flowers fresh cut, and the twine allows you to easily change the water while keeping the flowers neatly bundled, ”she explained.
Personally, Anna prefers bouquets of hydrangeas, lilies and roses due to their long lifespan and wide assortment of colors. But if you also go for hydrangeas, consider spraying them daily. “They take most of their hydration through their petals and not their stems, so that will make them last for weeks,” she said. “And if people want to know more, I offer face-to-face and virtual workshops!” Take a look at some of Anna’s top flower care tips and learn more about how to care for houseplants here.