How to Revive Flowers in 3 Easy Steps

It’s easy to keep your flowers looking fresh with these three simple steps.

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Having fresh flowers in your home can brighten any room, but they don’t last forever. If you want to extend the life of your bouquet, there are a few things you can do. With a little effort, you can keep your flowers looking fresh for longer.

Here are three easy steps to revive flowers:

1) Start by trimming the stems at an angle. This will help them absorb more water.

2) Place the flowers in a clean vase filled with fresh, cool water.

3) Add a floral preservative to the water. This will help keep the flowers fresh for longer.

4) Change the water every few days and trim the stems as needed.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your flowers looking beautiful for days or even weeks.

Step One: Change the Water

If your flowers have been in the same water for more than 24 hours, it’s time for a change. Flowers are like little sponges, and will take in water (and nutrients) as needed. Changing the water regularly will help them last longer.

To change the water, start by removing any leaves that will be below the water line in the vase. These leaves can rot and cause bacteria to grow, which can shorten the life of your flowers.

Next, use a clean knife or scissors to trim about 1 inch off the stems of your flowers. This will help them take up water more easily.

Finally, add fresh cold water to your vase, and add the appropriate amount of floral food according to the package directions.

Step Two: Cut the Stems

With a sharp knife or pruners, cut the stems at an angle about 1-2 inches from the bottom of the stem. This allows the flower to absorb more water. If you are working with rosemary or other herbs, you can skip this step.

Step Three: Add Sugar

As a general rule, using one teaspoon of sugar per cup of water will help to revive your flowers. You can add the sugar directly to the vase, or dissolve it in warm water before adding it to the vase. Either way, make sure that all of the sugar is dissolved before adding your flowers.


In conclusion, reviving flowers is a simple process that can be done in three easy steps. By following these steps, you can extend the life of your flowers and enjoy their beauty for longer.

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