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Flower Care Tips for Christmas Lilies

With the holiday season approaching, it's time to decorate your home with beautiful festive flowers to create a welcoming and celebratory mood.

Christmas lilies are always a popular choice for their beautiful white blooms and sweet fragrance. However, to make the most of these flowers, it's important to take proper care of them. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to care for Christmas lilies so they look their best on Christmas Day.

1. Buy your lilies in advance

If you want your lilies to be in full bloom for Christmas Day, it's best to buy them approximately five days prior. This will give them enough time to fully open and reach their peak bloom.

2. Choose fresh, unopened buds

When buying Christmas lilies, look for fresh, unopened buds. This will ensure that the flowers are still in good condition and will last for 7-14 days after you bring them home.

3. Remove the stamen

As soon as the lilies start to open, it's important to remove the stamen from the inside of the flower head. This will prevent the stamen from dropping and staining your furniture or clothing. A pair of scissors or tweezers are perfect to carefully remove the stamen.

4. Cut the stem at a 45-degree angle

Before placing the lilies in a vase, make sure to cut the ends of the stems at a 45-degree angle. This will help the flowers absorb water more easily and stay fresh for longer.

5. Clean the vase with bleach

To prevent bacteria from growing in the vase, it's important to clean it thoroughly with bleach before adding water and the lilies. This will help keep the water clean and clear, which will in turn help the lilies stay fresh.

6. Use cold water

Fill the vase with cold, fresh water. This will help the lilies last longer than if they were displayed in warm water. Cold water will also slow down the opening of the blooms, so you can enjoy them for longer. Ideally, you will refresh this water every day.

7. Display the lilies in a cool room

To keep the lilies from opening too quickly, it's important to display them in a cool room rather than a warm one. The cooler temperature will slow down the blooming process, ensuring that the flowers last for as long as possible.

Christmas lilies are a beautiful addition to any holiday decor, but they require proper care to ensure they look their best on Christmas Day. By following these tips, you can help your lilies stay fresh and beautiful for up to two weeks, making them a long lasting and lovely display in any home over the Christmas period.

Kate x


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