How Long Do Preserved Roses Last?

Who said great things don’t last? Preserved roses are flowers that have been treated with a special preservative to maintain their colour and shape over time, and they’re designed to last as long as possible. 

In fact, if you take all the right steps towards looking after it, your rose can last up to three years if cared for properly.

In this blog post, we’ll outline exactly how you can keep yours around for as long as possible.

How To Make Preserved Roses Last Longer

While preserved roses are already designed to last longer than freshly cut roses, there are several steps you can take to further extend their lifespan.

Here are a few ways to keep yours around for as long as possible:

Choose High-Quality Preserved Roses

The first step in ensuring the longevity of your preserved rose is to select high-quality blooms in the first place. 

Look for reputable suppliers who offer flowers that have undergone a reliable preservation method. Opt for roses with vibrant colours and natural-looking petals, as they are likely to last longer.

Avoid Exposure to Direct Sunlight

Preserved roses are sensitive to direct sunlight, which can cause the colour to fade and the petals to dry out. 

To avoid this, display your preserved rose in an area away from direct sunlight or intense artificial light. Indirect, diffused light is ideal for maintaining their appearance.

Handle with Care

It goes without saying that these flowers are delicate and should be handled carefully – sorry kids!

Avoid touching the petals unnecessarily, as the natural oils on your hands can affect the rose's texture. When moving or dusting the flower, use a soft, clean brush or a gentle burst of compressed air to remove any particles without damaging the petals.

Keep Away from Moisture

Preserved roses are not designed to withstand moisture or high humidity levels. To prolong their lifespan, ensure that they are kept in a dry environment. 

Avoid placing them in areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms or near open windows. Excess humidity can cause the petals to wilt or become discoloured. This also goes for high temperatures, so shade is crucial.

Display Properly

Choosing an appropriate display location is crucial for the longevity of your stunning work of art. We recommend placing it in an area where it won't be accidentally bumped or knocked over. 

Avoid displaying it near heat sources or areas with excessive air circulation, as these can affect the preservation process.

Key Takeaways

  • Preserved roses can last up to three years if properly cared for and maintained.
  • Avoid exposing preserved roses to direct sunlight or intense artificial light, as it can cause colour fading and petal drying.
  • Handle preserved roses with care.
  • Use a soft brush or compressed air to remove particles during cleaning.
  • Keep preserved roses away from moisture and high-humidity environments.
  • Choose an appropriate display location for preserved roses, away from heat sources and excessive air circulation. 
  • Prevent accidental bumping or knocking over.

With these easy-to-follow steps and guidelines, you can prolong the life of your preserved roses and relish their beauty for several years.

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