Can Osmocote be used to prolong the life of cut flowers?

Osmocote is not recommended for cut flowers. It is a slow release product that works with the plants root system. The life of cut flowers can be extended , however, by a combination of the following actions:

1) clean the container daily but do not use soap or detergent,
2) re-cut the stems (they may become clogged),
3) replace the water with fresh,
4) store cut flowers in a cool place during the night,
5) display cut flowers away from heat during the day (that is, avoid windows, TV's and other electronic devices, radiators, kitchen stove, etc.).

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