How to plant hydrangeasin the garden or in pots. Here is a guide that will explain all the details of the planting ofhydrangeasand advice oncareto dedicate to plants. When to plant hydrangeas, how to bury the roots and how to grow hydrangeas in your home or garden.
Thehydrangeasare ideal fromseverso as to use inflorescences to create splendid bouquets. For additional information on thecultivation of hydrangeas(fertilizer, multiplication by cuttings ...) the guide is available:how to care for hydrangeas.
Where to plant hydrangeas
Thehydrangeaslove a partial shade exposure, but if your garden or balcony has only shaded areas, fear not, there are many varieties ofhydrangeathey manage to grow well and thrive even in full shade. On the contrary, hydrangea does not tolerate full sun. If the plant gets too much sun, flowering may take much shorter than expected.
In reality, thehydrangeait can resist well even in full sun but only as long as the soil is not too dry, therefore, in this case, you should work with daily irrigations. For the cultivation of hydrangea in full sun, you will need to pay more attention to fertilizing, irrigation and ... paccimatura should not be missing.
At the foot of the hydrangea you would do well to arrange a layer of pine bark (or other coniferous trees). Not only will it acidify the soil but it will keep it moist for longer.
How to plant hydrangeas, soil and fertilizer
L'hydrangeaprefers moist, humus-rich soil. If you meancultivate hydrangea in potsyou will want to choose a specific soil for this plant. Quite the contrary, if you meangrowing hydrangea in the garden, add fertilizer for acidophilic plants.
When to fertilize hydrangeas? In early spring (between March and April) and in summer (between June and July), to support flowering.
On Amazon, a 2.5 kg pack of this granular natural fertilizer can be bought for 13.08 euros with free shipping. For all the info: Neudroff granular fertilizer.
Among the variousfertilizers for hydrangeason the market, I pointed out the Neudroff granular organic fertilizer certainly not for the brand, but for its composition. Its formula sees a well balanced mixture of organic fertilizers:
NP (+ K) 7-3 (+6), Organic Nitrogen (N) 7.0%, Total phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) 3.0%, Potassium Oxide (K2O).
Perfect formula for acidophilic plants such ashydrangea, camellia, rhododendrons, azaleas, heather, bougainvillea ... Its solubility in water (6%) makes it perfect for exercising a prolonged action over time so as to limitfertilizationstwice a year.
Planting of hydrangea
Before planting make sure that the roots of the hydrangeasare quite humid. As a precaution, before planting, immerse the roots of the hydrangeas in a bucket of warm water.
Plant a hydrangea in the garden
Prepare a large hole and make sure that the soil in the garden is loose enough to fully satisfy the needs of thehydrangea. Bury the roots ofhydrangea at the right depth making sure that the top is placed just below the ground level. Fill the hole with the soil that you will need to gently compact (attention! The soil must be compacted and not pressed). Conclude planting by watering the plant immediately.
Plant the hydrangea in pots
L'hydrangea it also grows well in pots but only if the container is large enough and above all with holes in the bottom to allow good drainage. Arrange on the bottom some shards of terracotta pot or a layer of expanded clay. When thehydrangeaiscultivatedin pots it will be necessary to irrigate more frequently in order to keep the soil moist and well drained.
The hydrangeasthey must be watered regularly during dry periods; these plants do not tolerate arid and dry soil.
Grow hydrangea indoors
Yes they cangrow hydrangeas indoors? Even if not everyone knows ... the answer is a clear yes! It's possiblegrow hydrangeas indoors... the only drawback is that these are plants that get very dirty and that, when grown at home, need more care.
Experience with growing hydrangea at home:
my grandmother was a great lover of plants and flowers. His house, located on the sixth floor of a building in Bacoli (province of Naples) had a semi-shaded veranda. It is here that my grandmother cultivated, with passion, camellias, hydrangeas and calla lilies! These are plants that are generally grown in the garden but that she was able to thrive and flourish even at home. They were grown in large vats and took up two walls. My grandmother used to leave one of the windows half open.
These plants (hydrangeaincluded) do not like the sun but need light. Togrow hydrangeas indoorsyou must have a bright area. You cannot grow hydrangeas close to a sunny window and above all you cannot grow hydrangeas if the room is too dry.
You have to ventilate the room daily, even better if there is a constant exchange of air with the outside. For the cultivation of hydrangea at home, it is possible to choose more rustic shrub varieties (more resistant and suitable to withstand the conditions dictated by a domestic environment).
Growing hydrangea at home raises two questions: not all varieties and especially not all specimens are able to adapt to the home environment. You should monitor the cultivation and, when the plant shows signs of suffering, you should be ready to move the plant outside. The second issue is the domestic management of this plant which, when in full development, dirties a lot and requires daily cleaning.