. I now have two healthy little hydrangea plants that are going to be ready to plant outside in a few months when the weather gets warm. :-) I've had a couple hydrangeas for a few years but were only purchased as 'filler' plants. : ). It also works well with Turk’s Caps and Hibiscus. Work fast in a shaded area. You may also love: Colorful flower planters with design plant list for each! Then locate a shoot that already has aerial rootlets growing on its stem under a leaf node that's 4 or 5 inches beneath the shoot's tip. When a healthy root system forms in 4-6 weeks, you can plant them in the garden or a bigger container. Thanks Donna. }, 16 Favorite Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas (Many are Free! When cutting hydrangeas, take water to the garden in a container. Beautiful & Free 10-Minute DIY Christmas Centerpiece, Snowy Tree Winter & Christmas DIY Table Decoration {in 20 Minutes! Feed them with a week solution of Miracle Grow or spray them with a foliar spray of a week solution of Miracle Grow. So, as a rule of thumb, 4 to 5 weeks should do it, and you can aways pull them out sooner and take a peek and just gently put them back and rewater and they will be fine. I am going to use Perlit, it was recommended to help avoid root rot. All this to say, I took it home, put it in water, it rooted, and it made me so happy! I'll see. Like i said the best time to take softwood cuttings of hydrangea is around the longest day of the year. I too have some cuttings that are ready for planting, but since this is late in season, and this is Ottawa Canada, I need to know the best way to keep these cuttings alive for next Spring when I can plant them out in the garden. Any even numbered one is fine like 20-20-20 or 4-4-4-. Helpful Tip: don’t let the Hydrangea cuttings dry out during the whole process. If you're weird, I'd hate to say what I am!! Once you have the cuttings it is time to propagate. Thanks Donna,I know not to give up, it's just a bit discouraging. Has anyone had any success in rooting hydrangeas in water? Aim for each watering to reach all the way down to 8" deep. The advantage of water rooting hydrangeas is that you don’t need to be as concerned about humidity. Also, I had them under a tree but got quite a bit of sun. This acts like a humid dome / mini greenhouse. I'm sorry to hear about your cuttings. Now that you have a Hydrangea garden, how about painting the bubble-paint Hydrangea flowers? After planting the cuttings in moist propagation mix, all you need to do is placing the inside the bin, mist the interior gently, and close the lid. The leaf node is where a leaf comes out of the branch. I was so in love with this amazing method of reproduction. Plan on at least 2 weeks for roots to form on your hydrangea cuttings but it could take up to 4 and you may want to leave them in their rooting medium for 6 weeks to make sure there are adequate roots. Step 4) Dip the end of the hydrangea cuttings into rooting hormone gel or powder, and insert into a small pot filled with propagating mix. Put them in the shade and keep them moist. In the past I have tried to plant in early September, but then you really have to be careful to protect them from hard freezes. Hopefully they will come back around. Both blooming and non-blooming stems can be propagated easily, but I always try to find stems without flower buds first. I just put 3 in every pot and always get one or two. Unfortunately, hydrangeas are not my only addition, amaryllis come first, and just starting on Kalmia (mountain laurel)! 3 Some gardeners like to start cuttings in water, but this is not advised for hydrangeas. Trays, dish pans with holes drilled in them, and they ’ in. 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