Cut Flower Preservative #1
5 mins (prep 5)
2 ingredients
4 servings
I stumbled across this recipe for making your own flower preservative on today. TIPS: To keep your cut flowers fresh you need to give them water and food, protect them from decay or infection, plus keep them cool and out of direct sunlight. Try to keep your flowers away from ripe fruit as the gases will shorten their life. Keep them in a cool area and away from direct sunlight. Flowers with milky latex-containing sap such as poinsettia, heliotrope, hollyhock, euphorbia and poppies need special treatment. The milky sap prevents water loss by the stem but in cut flowers it prevents the absorption of water. To prevent this problem dip the bottom tips (1/2 inch) of the stems in boiling water for about 30 seconds, or by flashing the tips of the stems with a lighter or other flame.

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  • 2 cups carbonated lemon-lime beverage, such as sprite, 7-up
  • 1/2 teaspoon bleach, household
  • 2 cups warm water (tap water is okay but if it is high in salts and fluorides distilled is better)


Serving Size (0.5 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0 0.0%
Sodium 0.0 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 %
Protein 0.0 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
warm water