You read that right!! I can keep hydrangeas alive for at least 2 weeks! I’m not just talking they stayed alive for a week and slowly died off the second week. They are gorgeous and very much alive for 2 weeks and then start to go. I recently just trimmed a few stems off of my hydrangea plant and those beauties stayed alive for almost 3 weeks. I’m telling you guys, this trick works!!
THE Trick To Keep Hydrangeas Alive for 2+ Weeks:
- Trim the stems at an angle so they are nice and fresh.
- Trim off a few of the leaves. I find that the less leaves a stem has, the longer the flowers stay alive because the leaves are what soak up the water so quickly.
- The SECRET–dip the ends of the stem a 1/2 inch- 1 inch deep into Alum. Alum can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store with the other spices, or you can pick up a big container of it at your local flower mart.
- Then place the flowers in cold water and you’re done.
It’s honestly as easy as that! I also find that hydrangeas last longer if they are not left out of water for too long. My tip is to grab them last when you’re at the grocery store and get them home and put them straight into water.
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and I have absolutely loved growing my own plants!! Would you guys be interested in seeing a post about growing your own hydrangeas? Comment below and let me know!