Flower Bouquets, Tips, Tulips, Flower care

Tips for tulips now that conditions are favourable


How to preserve up to 10 days of the lovely tulips in your jar. 

Tulips are one of the most beautiful Flowers planted in the garden, grown in pots and grown in greenhouses for decorating our home, in a vase. What makes them an excellent choice among cut flowers is their minimal aesthetic and the variety of colours. Of course, don't just stick to the classic monochrome option and don't hesitate to combine different shades in the same vase, creating a composition that will make an impression. 

Useful information about tulips, their origin and characteristics

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Tulips are angiosperms, monocotyledonous plants belonging to the family Liliaceae. In nature we find about 100 different species of tulips growing in northern and western Europe and Asia. The beautiful flower arrived on our continent at the beginning of the 16th century.th century, while its introduction in the Netherlands played a major role in its current popularity. That is why it is also called the 'tulip country'. 

Bulbous plants are propagated through their bulbs and grow in rocky, mountainous and semi-mountainous areas. In Greece, we find 9 native tulip species in areas such as the Peloponnese, Central Greece, Crete and Chios. 

Did you even know that the tulip, according to Eastern myths, is a symbol of absolute love? When a prince's beloved was killed, he rode his horse over a cliff and a tulip grew from every drop of his blood. 

Here are some useful secrets and tips for the tulips you put in your flowerpot. 

How do we keep the tulips in the jar for more days?

After you have picked up your favourite tulips and crossed the threshold of your home, it's worth following a few tips that will easily and quickly extend their life expectancy.

The first step is to use a sharp knife or a pair of scissors to cut the base of the stem sideways so that it can better absorb the water in the flowerpot. Then remove the leaves that are close to the base of the stem and place them in the vase you have chosen. The water you have put in the flowerpot should reach about halfway up the stem of each tulip. This water should be replenished every two days and you should also cut the base of the shoot sideways each time you replenish the water. 

Attention: you can combine tulips of different colours in the same pot but not different flowers. It is very important that the tulip vase is placed away from the window so that it is not in direct contact with the sun or any other heat source, such as a radiator or fireplace. An old trick that has spectacular results calls for you to add a teaspoon of sugar into the flower pot with the water and remember to repeat it every time you refresh the water. This tip nourishes your flowers even more while also preventing bacterial growth. 

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