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Top TikTok Hacks to Keep Your Summer Blooms Fresh, Revealed by Flowwow Dubai

Check out Tiktok’s favorite way to keep your flowers in bloom all summer long

TikTok Hacks x Flowwow

The scorching UAE summer sun may be relentless, but your flowers don’t have to suffer! Flowwow has combed through TikTok to bring you the best hacks for keeping your flowers vibrant and healthy throughout May and June.

@floweracademia How to make your roses last over 2 weeks #flowerarrangement #bouquet #valentine ♬ original sound – Jason Han Jin

Before diving into specific flower care, let’s start with some timeless tips:

  • Temperature Acclimation: Allow flowers to adjust to your home’s temperature by leaving them wrapped in a cool place for 30 minutes before displaying.
  • Prepping the Bouquet: Cut stems 1-2 cm diagonally underwater to enhance water uptake.
  • Vase Selection: Choose an appropriately sized vase for your bouquet and fill it with cool water, ensuring it covers the stems but not the leaves.
  • Conscious Neighboring: Avoid mixing bulb flowers (tulips, daffodils) with stem flowers as they release harmful toxins. Keep fruits, especially apples, away as they emit enzymes that speed up wilting. Also, ensure pets are kept away from the bouquet!
  • Placement: Place your bouquet in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
  • Flower Care Routine: Change the water daily, rinse stems and vase, remove wilted blooms, and refresh stem cuts every two days. Use flower food or DIY solutions (aspirin, sugar, citric acid), and some recommend adding copper coins to combat bacteria.

Now, let’s get specific with some TikTok-inspired hacks for your favorite summer blooms – peonies, roses, and sunflowers!


  • Water Temperature: Use lukewarm water for unopened buds to encourage blooming and cool water for open blooms to slow down the process.
  • Sugar Rush: Add a teaspoon of sugar to the water for extra nourishment.
  • Leaf Management: Remove leaves from the lower part of the stem to prevent rot.
  • Grid Support: Create a grid with tape on the vase’s top to make arranging flowers easier.


  • Debate: Some swear by boiling water stem dips and sugar, while others recommend adding a shot of vodka to the water for longer life.
  • Alternative Solutions: Instead of vodka, mix two tablespoons each of sugar and vinegar in the water. Another tip suggests adding a teaspoon of bleach and half a lemon’s juice, but be cautious with bleach.
  • Stem Care: Always trim rose stems diagonally and remove excess leaves to prevent bacterial growth.


  • Water Magic: A mixture of wine vinegar, a bit of lemon juice, and a pinch of sugar is a popular DIY flower food.
  • Stem Prep: Trim the ends, make a small vertical cut along the stem, and dip it in boiling water for 10 seconds.
  • Maintenance: Change the water every other day and remove excess leaves, as sunflowers are particularly thirsty.

Your summer blooms will stay fresh and radiant, adding a touch of floral magic to your home all through the hot season if you follow these simple yet efficient measures.

What are some of your TikTok tips to help your flowers bloom?

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