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Care tips for roses: cutting and extending shelf life

Roses are a symbol of beauty and love , but to preserve their splendor you need special care. In this blog post you will learn how to cut roses correctly and thus extend their shelf life .

Cutting your roses correctly

Pruning is crucial for the roses’ water absorption. Follow these steps to best prepare your roses:

  • Choose a clean, sharp knife : This will prevent damage to the stem and the entry of bacteria.
  • Cut the stems at an angle : A diagonal cut increases the area over which the rose can absorb water.
  • Cut underwater : This will prevent air from getting into the stems, which could affect water absorption.
  • Remove leaves that would submerge in water : Leaves in water promote bacterial growth.

Tips for extending the life of your roses

To maximize the lifespan of your roses, consider the following tips:

  • Change the water regularly (preferably daily) : Fresh water prevents bacterial growth.
  • Use fresh flowers : Fresh flowers provide your roses with nutrients and inhibit bacteria.
  • Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources : Roses last longer in cooler, shadier areas.
  • Repeat stem cutting : Pruning every few days will help the roses absorb water better.


Proper care of cut roses is the key to preserving their beauty . A clean , slanted cut , regular water changes and avoiding direct sunlight are crucial to the longevity of your roses.

Follow these simple tips to get the most out of your roses and enjoy their beauty for as long as possible.