Hydrangeas: What You Need for Healthy and Flourishing Plants!

Among the most beloved and appreciated plants are hydrangeas. They are beautiful, for sure, but also delicate. They need to be treated with great care and attention. Here are some tips on how to make them grow healthy and flourishing.

Hydrangeas: What You Need for Healthy and Flourishing Plants! Healthy Hydrangeas: Watch Out for Pests Hydrangeas are particularly susceptible to attacks from pests and common diseases. If the plant appears slightly different than usual, especially with flowers of an unusual color and texture, it may have fallen victim to the harmful action of a series of harmful microorganisms.

Once their presence is confirmed, you need to eliminate the affected parts so that the infestation does not spread to other areas of the plant. Possible attackers include mites and aphids. In such cases, natural remedies can be employed, such as Marseille soap diluted with water, which can be safely sprayed on the affected areas. Commonly, hydrangeas also face mold attacks, which can be countered with a mixture of baking soda and water, sprayed directly on the plant.

Watch Out for Scale Insects A particular little insect is very harmful to hydrangeas: scale insects. In this case, too, we recommend using Marseille soap, mixed with fresh water.

To combat scale insects, it is necessary to keep the base of the plant always dry because water stagnation is the natural habitat of these insects.

Hydrangeas: Warmth and Cold Hydrangea branches should never be exposed to direct sunlight, as they can dry out easily. But you also need to be careful about the cold. Cold can sometimes prevent flowering.

One way to avoid this is through pruning. Simply do it very drastically in mid-summer, not at the beginning of spring as usual. By reducing the plant to a few branches, the next year you can enjoy perfect flowering.