Hydrangea Care Instructions
Light - Give hydrangeas a home in a bright spot that does not receive direct sunlight as this could lead to burn marks on the blooms and leaves.
Water - Hydrangeas are known to be a fickle flower and often succumb to drought, so as long as you’re on top of the watering, you shouldn’t have a problem. For ease of care, your plant is most likely still in it’s plastic nursery pot inside an outer decorative container. The best thing to do is remove it by gently lifting up on the portion of the stem just above the soil. Run the plant under the tap or completely submerge it in a container of water, making sure the root ball and soil are fully saturated. Let the excess run out before replacing it back in its decorative container. Depending on your environment, this might have to be done every 3-7 days. If the bloom heads begin to wilt, that’s your water warning! Give it a good drink and some time, and it should pop back.
Hydrangea plants are quite seasonal, so if you find you’ve enjoyed it inside for long enough, it can be planted outdoors in hopes for it to return next year. Since they’re greenhouse grown and not winter hardy right away, cover it for its first few winters until it becomes more established. Find a spot in your garden that receives direct sunlight for a few hours each day.
*Just like people, each plant is a unique living thing and may have varying needs, especially in their individual locations. These are basic guidelines that may have to be augmented slightly depending on the environment you place your plant in, as well as frequency and amount of water given.