We Tried 7 Hacks For Keeping Roses Fresh Longer To Find Out Which Actually Work

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and florists everywhere are stocking up on roses for the big day.

Whether you like red, white, pink, or yellow, you’re going to want to keep your roses alive for as long as possible.

According to ProFlowers, roses typically last for a week or so after they are initially cut. Since that’s not quite long enough for our liking, we decided to conduct an experiment to see if we could prolong the life and freshness of our roses for as long as possible.

We added seven different ingredients to the water of our roses and watched their progress for a full week. The special ingredients were flower food, club soda, ice water, conversation hearts, bleach, aspirin, white wine, and pennies.

Obviously, some of the additives, like flower food, sound a little more promising than others. On the other hand, bleach seems like it’d be pretty lethal to the stems.

Of course, there is only one way to find out for sure!

The first step on this rose adventure was to trim the stems, so all roses were as equal as possible. After that, we separated flowers into seven groups of four and poured each ingredient into their water.

As the week passed, we noticed that our hypotheses were not necessarily correct and that there is one unexpected ingredient that you should definitely keep around the house before Valentine’s day.

Watch the video below to find out, and make sure to SHARE this hack with your loved ones!

Photos: LittleThings Productions

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