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Updated February 7th, 2024 at 17:13 IST

Rose Day 2024: Tips And Hacks To Preserve Flowers Gifted By Your Loved Ones

Preserve roses by drying, pressing or using silica gel.

1/6: Place your flowers in a large container, preferably airtight, and bury them in silica gel. When burying roses in the gel, make sure that you cover them very gently. / Image: freepik

2/6: Air drying is the most common method as it does not require anything except the flowers. It is probably the easiest as well. The air-drying method is the best for just opened rosebuds./ Image: Freepik

3/6: A light coat is better than weighing them down with hairspray. Hang the flowers upside down until the hairspray dries completely. Put your flowers in the prepared vase. / Image: freepik

4/6: Replace the water every few days and add flower food if available. If the water appears cloudy, change it immediately. Keep flowers away from heat and direct sunlight. / Image: Freepik

5/6: Flowers are permanently preserved when they are completely dry, that means there is no threat of mould or bacteria forming on or in the flower. / Image: Freepik

6/6: To preserve roses, you may change the water every day or every few days, especially if the water is misty. You can also change the leaves or other bits of flowers that fall into the water. / Image: Freepik

Published February 7th, 2024 at 17:13 IST