How to Keep Your Tulips Standing Up Straight

By Ashley Dyer

Spring flowers are starting to fill up our retail store!

Tulips are always a popular choice this time of year, but if you have trouble keeping your tulips upright, follow these steps to keep them standing at attention!

  1. Grab a clean supportive vase and fill it half way with cold water.
  2. Drop a penny into the water. Believe it or not, the copper in the penny will help the tulips stand up straighter!
  3. Prep your tulips by removing the bottom one or two leaves (just enough to keep the greens out of the water) but leave at least one on top.
  4. Cut all of your tulip stems at a 45 degree angle and place them in your vase.
  5. Give them about an hour to stand up straight and tall in their vase.
  6. Check the water level every other day.
  7. As a reminder, tulips kept in a cool location will always last longer.
  8. Finally, change your vase water completely every 3 days along with a fresh cut to prolong your tulips.

By following these steps, your tulips will truly shine this spring!