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Hydrangea macrophylla (Any Color) - Plant

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Description

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.
Sr Item name
1 Hydrangea macrophylla (Any Color) - Plant
2 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bigleaf hydrangea, French hydrangea, lacecap hydrangea, mophead hydrangea, penny mac and hortensia
Maximum Reachable Height up to 2.5 meters.
Flower Colour Any color.
Bloom Time Summer and rainy season.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care


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Sunlight

  • Keep the plant outdoor with bright natural light.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing Hydrangea Macrophylla plant.
  • Watering
  • Water 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 Fertilizer
  • During 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


    Plant Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Donts
  • Do 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.
  • Sunlight Bright natural light.
    Watering
  • 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.
  • Soil Well-draining Nutrient-rich soil with Optimum PH range 5.2 to 5.5
    Temperature 18-35 degree Celcius.
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer.

    Hydrangea macrophylla special feature

    The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

    Hydrangea macrophylla uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Hydrangeas are excellent for a range of garden sites from group plantings to shrub borders to containers

    It contains

    SrItem name
    1Hydrangea macrophylla (Any Color) - Plant
    26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Hydrangeas grow?

    Hydrangea Plant is grown by cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Is Hydrangea a flower?

    Yes, Hydrangea is primarily grown as flowering plant.

    Does Hydrangea need sun?

    Yes, at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in indirect bright light for rest of the day.

    Should Hydrangeas be pruned?

    Yes, Hydrangeas need regular pruning in order to remove the old and damaged shoots to encourage new shoots and flowers.

    Does Hydrangea grow in shade?

    Yes, Hydrangeas can grown in shade where at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is available.

    Do Hydrangeas need sun or shade?

    Hydrangeas will grow well in full sunlight to partial shade condition.

    Do Hydrangeas grow in india?

    Yes, Hydrangeas grow in many part of India.

    How Hydrangeas change color?

    Hydrangeas changes its color based on the pH-level in the soil; Acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5 produce blue flower and soils with a pH greater than 5.5 produce pink flowers. White flowers are not affected by pH.

    Why Hydrangea leaves turning yellow?

    The Hydrangeas leaves are turning yellow mainly because of 1. Over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

    Is Hydrangea perennial or annual?

    Hydrangea is perennial plant.

    Where Hydrangeas grow best?

    Wherever there is well drained,fertile and nutrient rich soil and warm climatic conditions are available Hydrangea grow best

    Do Hydrangeas like acidic soil?

    Yes, Hydrangea like acidic soil with pH less than 5.5 and also more than 5.5

    Hydrangea where to plant them?

    You can plant your Hydrangea in your garden or pot where at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect sunlight are available.

    Do Hydrangeas attract bees?

    Yes, Hydrangea attract bees for pollination of its flower.

    When Hydrangeas bloom?

    Hydrangea mainly blooms in the month of May to August and in December - January also.

    What Hydrangeas grow in shade?

    All these are hydrangeas which are suitable for shade growing like Ayesha, Blaumeise, Blue Enchantress, Glowing Embers, Horwack, Pistachio, Mini Penny, Miss Saori, Nikko Blue, Pink Elf (Pia) Red Sensation etc.

    Will Hydrangeas grow in clay soil?

    Yes Hydrangea can grow in clay soil.

    Is Hydrangea an indoor plant?

    You can grow Hydrangea indoor at a sunny balcony or window area where at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is available.

    Are Hydrangeas edible?

    No Hydrangea are not edible as all of its plant part are poisonous because they contain cyanogenic glycoside.

    Are Hydrangeas poisonous to dogs?

    Yes Hydrangea are poisonous to dog and they contain cyanogenic glycoside.

    Does Hydrangea help kidney stones?

    Hydrangea was used widely by the Cherokee Indians and, European settlers to treat stones in the urinary tract. It is known to help remove uric acid accumulations from the body, cleanse the kidneys, and soften deposits. Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    Is Hydrangea poisonous?

    Yes, Hydrangea are poisonous and all of its part are poisonous because they contain cyanogenic glycoside.

    Do Hydrangeas smell?

    Hydrangeas flowers have a very lite smell but they are best known for their attractive colorful flower.

    Will Hydrangeas grow in pots?

    Yes Hydrangea can easily grow in pot with 7-10 inch upper diameter with drainage hole.

    Is Hydrangea evergreen?

    No, Hydrangea are not always evergreen they become deciduous in cold winter.

    Why Hydrangea leaves turn brown?

    The main reasons of leaves turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

    Why Hydrangea not flowering?

    The most common reason for not flowering of Hydrangea is pruning, either too much or at the wrong time, So always prune in winter or early spring to get good flowering of hydrangea. Also, make sure your plant is getting enough amount of 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright light. Fertilize your plant with Phosphorous rich organic fertilizer(June-July).

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