Gardening

Hydrangea cuttings, the right technique


The technique of cuttings is certainly one of the simplest to carry out to multiply your hydrangeas economically.

In August, when the shrub is in bloom, you will have the opportunity to create new plants from the one you already have!

When to cut a hydrangea?

The best time starts from August and lasts until the end of September.

But you can easily try it out from June-July because the chances of success remain high.

Hydrangea cuttings technique?

  • Cut off one of the most beautiful stems of your hydrangea: a flowerless stem that has grown throughout the year.
    Cut about 20 cm from the end of the shrub
    You can cut several, this will increase your chances of success.
  • Keep only the central part of the stem (about 15 cm) by removing the head and cutting just above a pair of leaves.

  • Gently remove all the leaves, keeping only the top 2 leaves.

  • Soak this part in water for a few minutes then in a mixture called cutting hormone that you will find in garden centers.
    This solution is not essential, but it will increase your chances of success

  • Plant this (or these) cutting (s) in a pot filled with special cutting soil or in a mixture of soil and sand.
    Leave a space of 5 to 10 cm between each cutting.
    Stake each cutting to keep it vertically.

  • Place your cuttings outdoors and in the shade.

  • Water regularly but not too much so as not to flood the emerging roots

  • During winter, keep your cuttings in a dry, cool, ventilated place and especially frost-free.

  • You can put them in the ground in the spring.

Read also on hydrangeas

  • Growing a hydrangea in a pot
  • All articles devoted to hydrangeas

Other cutting techniques:

  • Cut the oleander
  • Rose cuttings
  • Cutting geraniums
  • Cuttings from other plants

(Photo © Pixaterra)

Video: Propagating Hydrangeas (October 2020).