How do you care for your Magical hydrangea?

A little love, water and care, that's all your hydrangea needs to flower for 150 days. Do you want to know more? Get some care tips from our growers.

Indoor hydrangea

Where is the best place to put a hydrangea?

Magical indoor hydrangeas prefer to be in a light place. You’ll see the colour change at its best in a bright place, for example on the windowsill. Be careful of direct sunlight, because this will cause the plant to dry out quickly and the flowers and leaves can burn.

Indoor hydrangea

How much water should I give my hydrangea?

The Magical hydrangea likes moist soil, but make sure you don't get the flowers wet when watering. Immerse the hydrangea regularly (once a week) for an extra treat. Don't overwater the plant, as the roots may die if there is water remaining in the pot or dish. The flowers and leaves will start to hang limply, just like they do when the soil is too dry. 

Indoor hydrangea

What is the ideal room temperature for a hydrangea?

The ideal temperature for indoor hydrangeas is between 16 and 23 °C.

Indoor hydrangea

Do indoor hydrangeas need any extra nutrition and care?

Ajouter deux fois par mois un peu de nourriture pour plantes et l’hortensia Magical fleurira sans réserve durant 150 jours. Pour la bonne proportion de nourriture dans l’eau et les autres soins à apporter à l’hortensia, regardez sur l’emballage de l’engrais. 

Garden hydrangea

How do I take care of my garden hydrangea in case of frost?

Cover garden hydrangeas with a fleece cloth in case of severe night frost. This will prevent air moving through the branches and keep the temperature more constant.  This is particularly effective for plants in the ground. Garden hydrangeas in a pot can be moved to a shed or greenhouse.

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Garden hydrangea

How and when should I prune my Magical garden hydrangea?

There is really no need to prune Magical hydrangeas. Cutting off the old flower directly under the flower head is sufficient. Early spring is the perfect time to do this. The old flowers have served as protection for the new buds all this time. If you cut off the flowers in winter, you run the risk that the top of the stem will freeze, including the new buds. So, it's better to wait until spring to do this.

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Garden hydrangea

How do I keep my garden hydrangea blue?

Sprinkle aluminium sulphate over the soil during the first half of September. This product is available at most garden centres. Be careful not to pour the sulphate over the leaves or the flowers. Are your blue garden hydrangeas not staying blue, even after adding aluminium sulphate? Then use slightly acidic (possibly sandy) peat soil with a pH of 4 to 4.5. And use rainwater if possible: tap water contains a lot of lime, which turns the flowers pink. 

Garden hydrangea

How much water should I give my Magical garden hydrangea?

Water the Magical garden hydrangea regularly especially during warm periods, for hydrangeas in a pot as well as in the ground. It’s best to give your garden hydrangea plenty of water a few days a week, rather than a little every day. Keep the flowers dry and make sure that the soil is well drained. 

Garden hydrangea

Do Magical garden hydrangeas need extra care?

In addition to plenty of water, garden hydrangeas also need extra fertiliser. You can use an organic, all-purpose fertiliser, about three to four times during the flowering season. Doing this will help the hydrangea to grow into a healthy, uniformly growing and flowering plant.

Garden hydrangea

When should I repot my garden hydrangea?

Repotting garden hydrangeas is best done in the spring. Sometimes the pot will become too small in relation to the plant; the pot will then be full of roots and the soil will not be able to absorb any more moisture. It’s high time to put the hydrangea in a larger pot. 

Garden hydrangea

What is the best time to plant a Magical hydrangea?

The best time to plant most garden plants is in the spring. The plants are in their prime and therefore grow easily. However, you can plant garden hydrangeas from pots all year round. The Magical garden hydrangea comes into its own in a shady and slightly warm place. Don't plant garden hydrangeas too close to a tree. The tree roots will dominate, which means less nutrition for the hydrangea.