How to Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings

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Hey there my lovely top dreamers! For today I have some great tips to grow hydrangea from cuttings. Hydrangeas are flowering deciduous plants that can range in size from small bushes to large tree-like varieties.

 

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If you can’t find hydrangea, buy heirloom seeds and grow your first bush or two, and then use them to start your cuttings in a few years. You can get hydrangeas in all colors and varieties, so if you see any you like, ask the owner to give you some branches. This plant smell amazing, especially after a rain storm. Butterflies and bees love them too.

 

For the process you will need:

  • Hydrangea cutting,
  • Peat moss or potting mix
  • Vermiculite or sand,
  • Pot
  • Water
  • Sharp scissors or pruning shears
  • Rooting hormone
  • Vase
  • Garden space
  • Large stone or brick

How To Do :

If you have hydrangeas in your yard, go out and cut some small branches. Put the cuttings in water for an hour and then cut the top of each leave. Find some small flower pots and place coffee filters inside them. This will keep the soil moist and will prevent the soil from escaping. Mix potting soil, manure and compose and put the cuttings in the pot. The next step is watering. After the soil is moist, place two stickers (taller than the cuttings) in the pot. Put the ziplock bag on the top of the plant, but make sure the leaves are aren’t touching the bag. The stickers will help you out in this. Place them in a shaded area where they don’t receive direct sunlight and don’t forget to water them. After three weeks your cuttings will have roots and they will be ready for planting. Leave them in the pot, outside the bag in sunlight for one more week and then plant them.

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Visit WikiHow for more info and to see the entire process of growing Hydrangea from cuttings.

Tips

  • You can store the cuttings in the refrigerator overnight if you are not able to pot them right away.
  • Hydrangea propagation is most successful in early summer as they gives your new plants time to mature before fall comes.
  • Most gardeners have more success rooting the cuttings in soil than in water. .

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