1. Keep roses in a cool area.
A well-lit room with a temperature of 2° to 10° celsius is ideal, but hard to find in most homes.
2. Keep out of direct sunlight, and away from sources of heat.
Sun and heat will encourage them to “mature” and thus quicken their demise.
3. Inspect the water levels of your bouquets bladder system every 3 or 4 days.
If you need to add water, gently pour the water down the central stems of the bouquet until the stems are submerged in an inch or two of water.
4. Avoid sitting your flowers beside ripening fruit or vegetables, especially bananas and apples.
A hormone is released from the ripening fruits or vegetables that will trigger wilting and the dropping of petals.