If there’s a hydrangea plant gracing your garden, these valuable tips will guide you towards maintaining vibrant and healthy plants.

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Tips for Colorful Hydrangeas:

Have you noticed your hydrangeas lacking vibrancy? Rejuvenate their shade by providing the soil with a potassium-based fertilizer, low in phosphorus and nitrogen.

It’s crucial to supply iron and aluminum to the plant. If these substances are lacking, insert a nail into the soil near the roots. Achieve a blue hue by opting for acidic soil, while an alkaline soil will yield a pink color.

How to Obtain Alkaline Soil:

  1. Fertilize with ash, an excellent alkalizing substance, mixed with manure.
  2. Water with calcareous water or add calcium carbonate or lime to the soil.

How to Obtain Acidic Soil: Use natural methods like vinegar, lemon juice, coca-cola, orange juice, beer, wine, tomato, or coffee grounds to correct soil acidity.

General Hydrangea Care Tips:

Choosing the Right Vase: Select a container of appropriate size – a 40 cm diameter for small plants and around 60 cm for larger ones.

Optimal Temperature: Hydrangeas thrive in temperatures around 18°C. Protect them from direct sunlight, as excessive heat can harm the plant. During colder months, position the plant near a window but away from radiators.

Watering Requirements: In warmer months, hydrangeas need consistently moist soil, requiring daily watering. During colder months, prevent the soil from drying out. Pay attention to water temperature, ensuring it’s neither too hot nor too cool.

Keeping Pests at Bay: Combat pests with diluted Marseille soap or a solution of sodium bicarbonate mixed with water. Remove damaged areas to prevent the inflorescence from succumbing to illness.

Pruning Frequency: Prune hydrangeas at least once every 12 months to maintain their health and shape.

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