Hydrangea macrophylla is a perennial shrub that has the unique ability to re-bloom throughout the spring and summer months.
What makes it special:
- One of the best flowering plants
- The flower color varies depending on soil pH.
- Rosy-pink is alkaline soils, the flowers turn rich blue in acidic soils.
- Bears elegent large clusters of star-shaped flowers.
||Hydrangea macrophylla (Any Color) - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Hydrangea macrophylla is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to Japan. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 2 meters tall by 2.5 meters broad with large heads of pink or blue flowers in summer and autumn.
Hydrangea macrophylla blooms can be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. The color is affected by soil pH. An acidic soil (pH below 7) will usually produce flower color closer to blue, whereas an alkaline soil (pH above 7) will produce flowers more pink. This is caused by a color change of the flower pigments in the presence of aluminum ions which can be taken up into hyperaccumulating plants.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Bigleaf hydrangea, French hydrangea, lacecap hydrangea, mophead hydrangea, penny mac and hortensia
|Maximum Reachable Height
||up to 2.5 meters.
||Summer and rainy season.
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Keep the plant outdoor with bright natural light.SoilThe soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing Hydrangea Macrophylla plant.WateringWater the plant when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the Hydrangea Macrophylla plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
Hydrangea macrophylla care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Check the moisture in the soil before watering it. Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.Water the plants when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Keep the plant in indirect bright light.Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.
||Bright natural light.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water the plants when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
||Well-draining Nutrient-rich soil with Optimum PH range 5.2 to 5.5
||18-35 degree Celcius.
||Apply organic fertilizer.
Hydrangea macrophylla special feature
The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Hydrangea macrophylla uses
- Hydrangeas are excellent for a range of garden sites from group plantings to shrub borders to containers