Introducing sterilization, one of the two necessary to prolong the life of flowers.
There are germs that cause the flowers in the vase to die.
Countermeasures include changing the water, placing it in a cool place to prevent germs from breeding, and cutting the tip of the stem.
In addition, there are various methods that can be done with daily necessities.
Typical examples are 10-yen coins, bleach, and carbonated water.
It is said that a 10-yen coin is effective for sterilization in water. A 100-yen coin used in shopping and vending machines. Fifty-yen coin It is that ten-yen coin that everyone has on a daily basis, broken from various coins. The 10-yen coin contains copper, which has a bactericidal effect and helps prolong the life of flowers. According to the basics of applied microbiology, there is a theory that"-SH groups in proteins present in the cell substrate of bacteria and molds and metal ions are tightly bound and killed by inhibiting cell respiration. (1)"As shown in the figure, copper is said to have the strongest bactericidal activity among metals. In addition to copper, gold and silver also have a bactericidal effect. Please try putting a 10-yen coin in the vase.
Bleach is said to be effective for sterilization in water. It is also often used for washing. A liquid that whitens the shirt again when you spill ketchup or soy sauce on it. It also has the effect of suppressing the growth of germs such as bacteria and mold, and can prolong the life of flowers. However, if you add too much, it will damage the flowers, so according to shufuse, "Add 1 to 2 drops of bleach to 200 ㏄ of water. (2)」If you have chlorine bleach in your home, you should give it a try.
Have you ever heard that adding carbonated water is sterilizing? That's right, it's carbonated water sold at convenience stores and vending machines. The main components of carbonated water are carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide) and water. This carbonic acid sterilizes. According to ALLABOUT gourmet,"viruses and microorganisms cannot survive in carbonic acid .(3)"Carbonated water is weakly acidic and sterilizes it.