Some tips when arranging tulips in a vase at home:
- Tulips continue to grow in the vase after they have been cut; so try and choose a vase that covers at least half of the height of the tulip stems.
- Wash off any dirt or sand that might be caught in between the leaves and stems of the tulips.
- Cut the stems with clean, sharp scissors.
- Tulips love water. So fill up your vase with cool, fresh water at least halfway; if possible change the water every other day.
- Avoid placing tulips in direct sunlight or near a heat source or else they will wilt faster.
- If you find your tulips a little droopy, it could be that they have air bubbles in their stems. Prick a tiny hole just below the flower head with a needle or safety pin so that water can rise up the stem.
- Don’t combine tulips with flowers in the Narcissus family such as daffodils and jonquils as they may shorten the lives of the tulips.