Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees F), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.). Ethylene gas from cigarette smoke, paint fumes, hairspray, exhaust fumes, ripe fruit, and decaying leaves contribute to declining and often make the flower wilt prematurely
IF WILT OCCURS
A wilted flower means the flower is simply not getting water. The stem may be blocked by an air bubble or bacteria, to dislodge the bubble or bacteria follow these steps
To refresh a prematurely wilted flower such as Hydrangea or Roses, RE- CUT the stem on a 45-degree angle with a sharp knife or flower clippers, NOT scissors. Place in water until crisp and hydrated 3-4 hours.