Cut chrysanthemums are well stored at a low temperature of about 4 degrees. Without any tweaks they can be stored at this temperature for a long period of time, and cut off the buds are kept in such conditions for three weeks. Mums love the high humidity.
After harvesting the flowers, remove the lower leaves from the stems. The base of the stem break with a hammer or cut with a knife ten centimeters. If you need to transport the chrysanthemum, drink their water with a temperature of +5 degrees. To give the water the right temperature place it in the ice. After some time, remove from the water and transport in cardboard boxes.
Before you put chrysanthemums in a vase, cut the stem from the bottom with a sharp knife, laminate, and insert a toothpick or a match to the edge is not compressed. So the plant will better absorb water.
Add water, charcoal or ammonia. You can also put a tea spoon of common salt. Chrysanthemums keep well if put in water the aspirin – half to three liters.
Do not put a vase with chrysanthemums near the battery or in the sun. Next to the vase don't put the fruits, as they emit ethylene gas that causes wilting flowers.
Preferably every day to cut ends of chrysanthemums, cutting obliquely into the water. Before you take them out of the water after the circumcision, clamp the ends of the stem with your finger to avoid the air tube. All the leaves that are in the water, you must remove, otherwise they begin to rot and can ruin the water, leading to wilting of flowers.
Every day check the water level in the vase, if necessary add. At night it is recommended to keep the flowers in the bath water. Note that different varieties of chrysanthemums stored for different time. As a rule, cut chrysanthemums are stored for about three weeks or more. With proper care the flowers can be stored for more than a month.
A variety of chrysanthemum with small flowers kept longer than larger ones.