Tips to preserve flowers

Caring for hydrangeas

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
Caring for hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a very striking decorative plant because of their large, beautiful flowers during spring. However, you should know that they only flower during spring. During the rest of the year, the hydrangea should be looked after to prepare and ensure the next flowering. If you want to know how to care for hydrangeas and enjoy their beauty, read the following article.

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Steps to follow:


Hydrangeas are a plant that need sunlight. This is why during spring since it can enjoy the sun without being burnt, the plant should be in direct contact with it.


Try to store the hydrangea in a cool place overnight. They cannot be constantly exposed to high temperatures.


To keep it always fresh, it is advisable to water hydrangeas every day during the hot season. Do not overwater as this may cause the roots to rot, but try to keep the soil moist.


It is highly advisable that you are constantly aware of the pot and that you take away all the weeds that grow around. The will steal the strength and energy of the plant. Also try to constantly prune the plant to promote growth. Thus accumulating in them all the strength and energy and the plant will grow stronger.


Before the lower temperatures arrive and possible frost, move your hydrangeas to an indoor area. They are very sensitive to extreme cold and therefore could die. Avoid this so that during the spring they return to growing and flowering.


To to make sure that the area inside where you keep the plant in the winter gets indirect sunlight. This will help maintain energy and life and preserved it better during these difficult months.

If you are thinking of getting a hydrangea, you should know that you could grow one quite easily from cuttings off a friend's plant. Learn how to grow a hydrangea from cuttings in this OneHowTo article.

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