How to always have beautiful and lush tulips? Here is the florists’ trick for beautiful flowers both in pots and in the ground.

Florist trick for healthy tulips

Among all spring flowers, tulips are certainly much appreciated not only for their colors but above all for their characteristic shape. Yet they are flowers that, both in water and on land, require specific care to be lush and in good condition. So let’s see what the florists’ trick is to keep them beautiful.

Tulips, things to know

Tulips are typically spring flowers that bloom with the first warm weather . Plants of bulbous origin, they need at least 4 weeks for a flower to grow from the bulbs. Despite their seasonality, they are flowers that do not like direct sunlight or heat, preferring cool places.

Few people know that, once tulips have faded, their bulbs can be dug up, dried and stored in a cool, dry place and then planted the following year . The flowering of tulips is much longer than many other spring flowers and the care is different if they are cut flowers and placed in a vase with water or if they are planted flowers.

tulips in pots

In the first case it is a good idea to cut off a centimeter of the stem diagonally when placing them in pots, as well as eliminating the leaves which, in contact with water, would rot quickly. But there is a trick that few people know to make them last even longer and florists know it well.

Florist trick for beautiful tulips

In addition to the best care and attention in cutting the base of the flower diagonally, there are other measures that can be taken to make our potted tulips last longer .

First of all, it is always a good idea to fill the vase with cold water , as hot water could encourage the possible proliferation of bacteria. And just speaking of bacteria, when it comes to cut flowers it is good practice to add a few drops of lemon juice to the water in the vase. This will help slow the deterioration of the flowers.
And what about tulips in the ground?

For planted flowers, care must be taken to provide adequate hydration . The main cause of the deterioration of tulips in the ground is in fact dehydration, followed by too much light. It is important to keep the soil always moist by watering regularly once a week. Overwatering will risk rotting the plant, so always pay attention to soil conditions.

tulip field

It is also very important to know when to cut the flowers to keep the plant thriving. To make it last as long as possible, the flowers should be cut when they are not yet completely in full colour, but at around 75%.

In this way they can be placed in a vase of water and continue to grow and the plant continues to live without spending too much energy on flowering. The time at which the flowers are cut is also very important. It is advisable to do this early in the morning or late in the evening , with the lowest temperatures, so as not to stress the plant too much.