Sakamizu (the way to prolong the lives of flowers) (逆水)

Sakamizu is one of the methods of mizuage (making a cut flower suck the water).

Sakamizu as a method of mizuage

It is one of the methods of mizuage. It is one of the methods for prolonging the cut flowers for Japanese flower arrangement or in the industries that deal with flesh flowers. The method is suitable for plants with large leaves.

Hold the flower upside-down, and pour ample water on the back of leaves. Sakamizu is a method for reducing the amount of water temporarily that evaporates from the leaves when the leaves or flowers are scorched in the hot summer.

[Original Japanese]