How to Bleach Amaranthus Flowers


The Amaranthus flowers normally bloom with dark red or green colored flowers. It blooms on erect stalks that sometimes drape over the plant in the direction of the ground. The Amaranthus flowers are commonly used by florist for their flower arrangements. Bleach is used by florist on the Amaranthus flowers in order to make them last longer especially in cut flower arrangements. The bleach solution used can also kills off germs that usually grow in the water used for your arrangement as well as keeping the water looking clear even when you add some plant food into it.

To bleach amaranthus flowers, you need:

  • Vase
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Water
  • Bleach
  • Scissors

Bleaching Amaranthus Flowers

How to Bleach Amaranthus Flowers

  • The first thing that you need to do is to fill the flower vase of your Amaranthus flower plants a mixture of lemon-lime soda and water.
    • The mixture should contain of one part lemon-lime soda along with three parts water.
    • Then, you need to pour in ΒΌ tea spoon of bleach for every quarter of the soda-water solution that you used.

The reason for using bleach is because it is a powerful cleaning solution that disinfects surfaces and able to kill off germs. It is also an effective solution to preserve amaranthus flowers, for example by filling it into the water of cut flowers.

  • Next step that you should do is to fill your sink with water before submerging the stems of the Amaranthus flowers that you have cut into the water.
    • The stems need to be recut at an angle of 45-degree in order to prevent air to get into the flower stems and in the end block their upward pull of water.
  • After that, make sure you lower the stems into your vase that contain the soda-water and bleach solution
    • Then, you should be adding 1/4 tea spoon of the bleach to the flowers every four days. By doing this step, you would be able to keep the water fresh.

    Always remember that whenever you want to bleach Amaranthus Flowers

    • Make sure that you treat the bleach with proper care especially if you use it at your house where there are small children around.
    • You should use only a small amount of bleach when you want to preserve flowers. A large amount of bleach can be dangerous to your health especially if it is in an unventilated area. If you find that there is a strong smell of bleach inside your house, you should immediately open all your windows near your flower vase until the smell disappear.
    • Always be extra careful when you pour the bleach solution to your flower in order to avoid it from getting into your eyes or skin.
    • Bleach would be able to prevent bacteria from growing inside your flower’s vase. The bacteria are capable of wilting your flowers prematurely which in the end causes the water inside the vase become moldy.

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