How To Grow New Hydrangeas From Cuttings


How To Grow New Hydrangeas From Cuttings

Hydrangeas are a much-loved garden plant known for their opulent, globular blossoms and variety of eye-catching colors. They’re versatile, hardy, and surprisingly easy to propagate. One common method is via cuttings, allowing you to grow a whole new plant from a small piece of an existing one. In this article, we will discuss a step-by-step guide on how to grow new hydrangeas from cuttings.

Materials Needed:

  1. A healthy hydrangea plant
  2. Pruning shears or a sharp knife
  3. Potting soil (well-draining)
  4. Perlite or vermiculite
  5. Rooting hormone (optional)
  6. A container or pot
  7. Plastic bags or a plastic cover

Steps to Propagate Hydrangeas from Cuttings:

Step 1: Choosing Your Cutting

The first step in propagating hydrangeas is to choose the right cutting. Look for a branch that’s healthy, strong, and not flowering. It’s recommended to select a branch with new growth, which you can identify by its lighter color and softer texture. The cutting should be about 5-6 inches long, with several sets of leaves.

Step 2: Preparing the Cutting

Continue reading all steps on the next page


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