The study conducted by gardening experts AllAboutGardening.com analyzed hashtag counts of more than 100 different types of flowers on Instagram to establish which flower is the most popular on the social media platform.
Roses were revealed as the most Instagrammable flower. To date, 79.6 million posts are using the hashtag ‘rose’ or ‘roses,’ contributing to its status as the most Instagrammable flower. Roses, when cut, can typically last up to one week but to keep the most Instagrammable flower fresh requires additional care tips. The best way to keep roses fresh is to remove all the leaves from the stem, as allowing leaves to be submerged in water can lead to your roses harboring bacteria and will speed up the process of your roses wilting. Similarly, roses should always be kept in a cool spot with vase water that is regularly changed.
The second most Instagrammable flower is the sunflower. 9.7 million posts are using the hashtag ‘sunflower’ as well as 5 million using the hashtag ‘sunflowers,’ leading to a combined hashtag count of 14.7 million – the second-highest number for any flower. Sunflowers are relatively easy to grow because they’re heat tolerant, pest resistant, and fast-growing. To make your sunflowers grow perfectly, place them in fertile soil in a sheltered spot, ideally in the ground as opposed to a pot, if you want them to grow tall.
Tulips are revealed as the third most Instagrammable flower, amassing 11.4 million combined hashtags on the platform. Tulips are prone to wilting and drooping. To prevent this and keep your tulips staying upright, it’s best to always cut the stems at an angle before you place them in a vase which removes the air and increases the water flow through the stem.
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