Recipe for Christmas Tree Water

  • Author: Thriving Home


Do you want the secret for longer-lasting real Christmas trees? Try this Christmas tree water recipe and be amazed at how long your fresh tree will last.


  • 2 oz Regular Chlorox Bleach -prevents algae, etc.
  • 8 oz Karo Syrup (clear) – the sugar feeds the tree
  • 2 pinches of Epsom Salts – magnesium sulphates make the needles green
  • 5 quarts of water


  1. Mix all of the above and store in a cool place. It is better to err on the side of being too diluted. Osmosis happens from weak to strong, and if the mixture is too strong, it will actually drain your tree instead of feeding it.