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Oh my goodness who doesn't like a big hydrangea plant? They add colour and life to any home, balcony, terrace or garden in a flash. Hydrangeas are one of our favourite plants at Westmount Florist. This week we are hyped about hydrangeas!
[Common names] Hydrangea or hortensia
[Uses] Houseplant or outdoor plant
[Colours Available] White, shades of purple (or blue) and pink
[Watering] Keep soil very moist. It needs water almost every single day. Seriously. Drench these bad boys regularly. HYDRAngea. HYDRAte. Get it? Now you’ll never forget!
[Light Needs] Bright light is preferred. You can plant or place your hydrangea in a shady area but chances are it won’t flowers as much. If you can plant it in full sun, that would be perfect but make sure to keep it hydrated.
[Temperature] Cooler temperature is best, if your plant is sitting in the bright light it will dry out and wilt.
[Humidity] You can give your hydrangea a misting, but it’s not required.
[Soil- Drainage etc] You shouldn’t let any plant sit in water, but like I said before hydrangeas need lots of water. Always check after watering to make sure your plant isn’t taking a bath.
[Common Problems and How to Solve] Once again, it’s all about the watering. The only real complaint or problem I’ve had with these plants is that they wilt. Which is only because they need to be drenched with water. Literally. Give them a good watering and they will perk right back up!
[Safe for Pets?] The leaves and the buds will irritate your pets digestive system, causing diarrhea and bloody stool.
[Fun Fact] Once your hydrangea is no longer in bloom, you can cut off the ball of flowers either at the very top of the stem or cut them down low to the ground. But the outcome will vary depending on where you cut it! If you leave the stem long, the longer the stem will eventually get, but the ball of flowers will be smaller. If you cut the stem all the way down to the bottom, once the flowers grow back they will be bigger. Interesting!