How To Make Roses Last Longer

You want to make sure that beautiful roses last as long as possible, and with a few simple steps, you can keep your roses alive for weeks. In this blog post, we will cover tips for making roses last long and how to care for cut roses in a vase.


– 1 dozen Roses of any type – 1 Pair of scissors Sharp shears or scissors – 1 unit Flower Preservative see post for homemade cut flower food options

Step 1

Make sure you have a clean vase and add warm water. Add a flower preservative into the water and stir well. Sugar or soda are great flower preservatives. Both of these will act like food for the roses and provide nutrients.

Step 2

Remove all lower leaves from flowers so there won't be any in the water.

Step 3

Using a sharp knife or garden shears, cut 1 to 2 inches off the stems at an angle while they are underwater.

Step 4

Place roses into a vase and enjoy!