Typical mistakes of caring for plants – wrong hydrangea planting



  • 1. The VITAL thing that should be taken into account when you plan caring for new blooming hydrangea in a container is that any plant will feel OK if a proportion of a root system and an overground part is in balance. The root system and place for it shouldn’t be smaller than an overground part. If an underground part of the plant is smaller than an overground one, especially in bloom, such a plant should be backed with INTENSIVE dripping watering and high-quality fertilizers. Sellers do so to render a plant marketable. Bought hydrangea is kept on a balcony without proper watering and additional fertilizing, there is no time to plant it into the ground, consequently, a hydrangea will die. CONCLUSION: even under low above-zero temperature and a lack of sunburst if you keep the plant for long time, it needs to be watered without fail.
  • 2. So you bought a blooming hydrangea and planted it at once. You soaked the root system after digging it of a container and cut the roots, following numerous pieces of web-advice. The case is a root system of a plant wasn’t used to work because it was fed in ideal way (dripping watering and super fertilizers). After all, 30% of this lazy root system was cut off. AS A RESULT, the plant got sick, flowers faded, leaves let down. You got no result: no beauty in the garden, no pleasure from money spent. CONCLUSION: one shouldn’t soak container plants in bloom, shake a substrate of roots and cut the roots. It may result in damaging of 30% of a secondary root system that is critical during the bloom because the plant spends all its power on blossom. During this period the possibility that the plant gets sick is rather high.
  • 3. You bought a blooming hydrangea (a lot of flowers, leaves, the diameter of container is 12-17cm), planted and watered it. At first everything was OK, but in 2 weeks tips of the leaves started to blacken, get dry and the whole plant lost its appearance. What is wrong? The easiest is to say you were sold a bad hydrangea. However, it isn’t so. The plant got sick during adaptation to new conditions. The root system, which was used to dripping watering, doesn’t know how to extract nutrients from the ground in a real practice. In so many words this plant is drug addicted. It should be weaned away from strong fertilizing and the root system should be taught to work properly. The plant should be adapted to new conditions (it applies to not only a hydrangea, but for all leafed and blooming plants at the moment of planting). Hence, in the garden there is a soil without dropping watering and fertilizing for each plant. CONCLUSION: first two months after planting fortnightly SURELY fertilize a plant.
  • 4. In the course of p.3 there is one more problem – hydrangea (and any other plants) doesn’t want to grow a secondary root system for some reason and the adaptation period is protracted. What is the reason? The deal is the quality nutritional properties of substrate and soil, where you plant a hydrangea, is different. Let’s draw an analogy – we are at home, where everything we need is, outside our garden there is Sahara Desert, where almost no food and water are. Would we want to go there? NO. The plant also doesn’t want to grow into the poor or weak soil. CONCLUSION: dramatic differences of a soil constitution in the 20-25cm zone around the roots CANNOT be allowed when you plant. In other words, shuffle a garden soil with a substrate in the 20-25cm zone before planting. It will help leafed and blooming plants to adapt and to grow a secondary root system at the new place.
  • 5. If you bought the hydrangea Macrophyla, don’t plant it at the place with full-day solar illumination. Choose place in the shade or where the sun is ONLY in first half of the day. During the first year after planting the hydrangea Macrophyla, while the plant doesn’t grow a secondary root system in the deep soil layers (there is damp and appropriate temperature in the soil for a hydrangea cooling after midday summer heat), the rich watering is essential. Give the preference to rich, not stiffer soil with acid medium. An ideal soil for hydrangea planting is a mature compost (there are a lot of nutrients, loose structure provides for ventilation of roots and acid medium). Nutrients are BASIC for hydrangea, they ensure annual rich bloom. This plant brings a lot of flower starting from middle of June up till the middle of autumn. At that time blossom buds are created for next year bloom. If we compere a plant with a woman, it would look like the late pregnancy simultaneously occurs with new one. That is why the organism needs nutrition for two lives in the mammy body.

If you take it into account during the planting, you will not have any problems with establishment and longevity of plants in your gardens. Bring your care to a plant, and then a hydrangea will bring a lot of flowers to you. You will forgive a plant for EVERYTHING, looking at this beauty.

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COMMENTS ON “Typical mistakes of caring for plants – wrong hydrangea planting”

Oksana on 2016-02-26 21:00:17 said:

Very good detailed article. I think many the novices will be helped by these advices.Because this plant is very capricious and requires a good care, many novices at its growing meet the great number of problems. Such the articles will be as such to itself by a guide-book at growing and will help to avoid errors. And in the future will get a remarkably flowering plant.

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