How long do flowers last without water?

Cut flowers, like ourselves, would wither away without water. Thirsty blossoms may only last two

hours if left outside in direct sunlight, but they should last two to three days indoors before

fading. They will often last longer between sips if their stem is woodier and has more petals.

For example, lilies will flourish better than tulips. At Appleyard, we hydrate every stem by

wrapping it in a porto, which has the consistency of wet sponge. This keeps them nicely hydrated

while in transportation, but as soon as possible upon arrival, we advise setting them in a vase.

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