How to make hydrangea cuttings

Hydrangea flower to decorate a table

Hydrangeas are shrubs that produce spectacular inflorescences (set of flowers): large, dense, and very brightly colored. They are so beautiful that they are often used as cut flowers, which by the way can decorate our home for several days. But, did you know that they can also be multiplied by cuttings?

This task does not take long, and it is very easy to do. So, we encourage you to discover how to make hydrangea cuttings.

When can it be multiplied by cuttings?

For everything to go well, it is important to know when we can get the hydrangea cuttings in order to plant them right away. These shrubs grow from spring to autumn, so during those months it would be better not to prune them, since if we did they would lose a lot of sap and, therefore, they could become quite weak. Conversely, in mid / late autumn and winter growth is much slower, so there will be no problem in cutting some stems.

Yes, it is advisable to use scissors previously disinfected with pharmacy alcohol in order to prevent diseases that could put plant life at risk.

How to make hydrangea cuttings?

Once we decide to multiply our hydrangeas using cuttings, what we will do is cut branches without flowers that have at least three nodes (protrusions from which the leaves come out) and a length of about 30-35 centimeters. Now, we simply have to plant them in a pot placed in semi-shade with substrate for acid plants (pH between 4 and 6) mixed with perlite in equal parts.

Another option is to put them in a glass of water, changing this every day and cleaning the container with drops of dishwasher in order to prevent the appearance of bacteria. If everything goes fine, in about 20 days they will emit the first roots.

Blue hydrangea

That is how easy we can have new copies of our hydrangeas 🙂.


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