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How long do dried flowers last? Tips for storing dried flowers longer

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

The trend of using dried flowers for decoration is becoming more and more popular. Decorative bouquets of dried flowers will adorn your home space, help the room have a highlight and improve your mood. You are worried that dried flowers spoil quickly, do not last long. How long dried flowers last depends on many factors, let's learn tips for storing dried flowers longer with SKLEUR

1. How long do dried flowers last?

Dried flowers are not only beautiful, but also very suitable for gifts and decoration. They also have a much longer shelf life than fresh flowers. Dried flowers are often referred to as "eternal" But how long do dried flowers last?

That answer depends on the factors and methods: The quality of flowers, drying methods, proper care and storage will help the dried flowers last longer. Many quality dried flowers can last up to 2 or 3 years if properly cared for. A general rule of thumb: the more humid the room, the shorter their lifespan. For that reason, avoid placing them in the bathroom or in the kitchen. For example, dried flowers kept in an airtight container can last more than 10 years.

To store dried flowers for a long time, you should place them in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. If dried flowers become damp, they may become moldy or damaged. If you want to use dried flowers for decoration in your home or to give to relatives, you should store them in paper boxes or wrap them with foil to prevent dust and protect them from external factors.

Dried flowers can last up to 2 or 3 years if properly cared for
Dried flowers can last up to 2 or 3 years if properly cared for

2. Do dried flowers lose their color?

As the flowers dry, they will naturally lose their vitality, and their color may fade. However, there are some flower drying methods that are known to retain color better than others, silica gel drying helps keep flower color better.

However, some people love the unique rustic look of natural dried flowers, but if you want, you can also dye them to create more vibrant flowers that suit their preferences and needs, and also help them not lose their color after a long time and if possible be displayed in ideal conditions.

Use silica gel for better color retention
Use silica gel for better color retention

3. Causes of dried flowers losing color

Due to light: Sunlight and other bright light sources can discolor dried flowers. UV rays in light can oxidize substances in flowers and cause their color to fade.

Due to moisture: Dried flowers exposed to high humidity can cause a negative impact on their color. Moisture can cause flowers to rot, decompose natural colorants in flowers and lose their original color.

Improper storage: When improperly storing dried flowers, such as exposing them to air, direct sunlight, or not placing them in a cool and dry place, these factors can discolor dried flowers.

Drying process: Improper drying or the use of excessive heat can also cause discoloration of dried flowers. Excessive heat can lose the natural color of flowers and cause them to turn pale or fade.

The causes for which dried flowers lose their color
The causes for which dried flowers lose their color

4. Is it difficult to store dried flowers? Tips for storing dried flowers

To preserve dried flowers and keep them durable, here are some important tips:

Place dried flowers in an airtight container: Use a storage container or specialized container that insulates and does not allow air and moisture to enter inside. This keeps the dried flower protected from the effects of the external environment.

Avoid exposure to direct sunlight: Sunlight can discolor dried flowers. Place storage containers or place dried flowers in a location without direct exposure to sunlight.

Keep flowers dry: Moisture is a bad condition for dried flowers because it can cause them to rot and lose their original color. Store dried flowers in a dry and cool place, avoiding wet conditions.

Avoid exposure to air: Air in the environment can cause oxidation and discoloration of dried flowers. If possible, limit exposure to air by storing dried flowers in an airtight container or a sealed storage bag.

Check regularly: Periodically inspect your dried flowers to make sure they haven't faded or lost color. If you notice that the color is showing signs of wearing, you may consider repairing or replacing the damaged dried flowers.

Avoid exposure to high temperatures: High temperatures can discolor and cause dry flowers to deform. For best dry flower storage, avoid placing them in areas with high temperatures, such as near heat sources or in hot bathrooms.

5. How to make dried flowers last a long time

How to make dried flowers last a long time
How to make dried flowers last a long time

So how to make dried flowers last a long time, there are some additional things you can refer to:

You can apply a new protective layer to dry flowers that will help keep the flowers colored away from dirt and moisture. The simplest is that you can use hairspray that will help the flower keep longer

With decorative dry bouquets, after a period of use and easy to collect dust, you can use a feather brush or dry soft cloth to wipe the dried flowers always fresh.

SKFEUR hopes that with the above sharing you will apply to preserve flowers as best as possible. However, when the flowers dry for 6 months to a year, it is time to replace the flowerpot to refresh your living space. You can visit SKFLEUR dried flower shop to get beautiful bouquets of dried flowers if you like dried flowers.

Contact SKfleur now at

Address: B1-31, 371 Beach Road, Singapore

Telephone: 82656855


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