I’m a florist – how to prep your flowers and stop them from drooping FOR FREE

DON'T you hate it when you purchase a stunning bouquet of flowers that immediately droop after a day or two.

Well, floral designer Rachel Cho has shared just what it takes to keep your poppy flowers from doing just that – and it won't cost you a dime.


In the clip, Cho began prepping her own bouquet of poppies by first making sure she had a vase full of fresh water.

Next, she gently peeled off the base of each flower to expose the stunning colors.

Using a pair of pliers, she then cut off the ends at an angle.

She revealed the most important step of it all: burning the end of the stem.

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Whether you use a candle or a lighter to burn the lower end of each flower stem, you'll want to make sure you leave it burning for a few seconds.

Once you've done each flower, dump them in the fresh water and make sure to change it daily.

Cho explained: "This is the only way to prep poppies. Otherwise, they'll droop."

Even though her trick proved to be effective, some were still curious to know how exactly it worked.

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One user asked: "What does the burning do?"

A second said: "Is burning important for all flowers, or just poppies?"

"I love that within this video alone you can see the flowers begin to open up the longer they’re in the water," praised a third.

Much like a wound, cauterizing flower stems is a way of keeping fresh-cut flowers fresh longer.

The burning of the stem creates a scab over the cut end of the flower that prevents vital nutrients from escaping.

An expert previously revealed the health benefits that come with having flowers in your home.

For one, it has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety.

This is because certain flowers release endorphins that help boost your mood.




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