According to floriculturists, slightly acidic water (such as 100% natural Lime or Lemon LaCroix sparkling water), will travel up flower stems more rapidly than neutral or basic water, which helps keep flowers hydrated and fresh. But in addition to water, plants need sugar for food, which is why adding a teaspoon of ‘plain old’ table sugar is also recommended.
Hack How To:
1) Depending on size of vase, fill half with regular cold tap water, and the other half with LaCroix lemon or lime sparkling water, or a mixture of both.
2) Add 1 teaspoon of sugar
3) Every 3 days, cut the stems upwards of 1 inch
4) Replace in fresh water, mixed with i.e. LaCroix, and 1 tsp. of sugar
Happy Mother’s Day!