1-2-3 Done!™ Hydrangea Cuttings

Hydrangeas are one of the easiest plants to propagate and they are a great way to add abundance to your garden home.

Materials for Making Hydrangea Cuttings

  • Hydrangea
  • Pruners
  • Rooting powder
  • Container with moist soil

Steps for Propagating Hydrangeas by Cutting

  1. Select a stem for cutting. Choose new growth on a stem that is not green, but not hard and woody either. It is between the brand new green growth at the top of a stem and the brown woody growth toward the bottom.
  2. Cut the stem just below a leaf joint and remove the lowest pair of leaves. If the cutting has any flower heads on it they should be removed so that the cutting directs its energy to the roots but retain a set or two of leaves at the top of the stem.
  3. Wet the ends of the stem and dip it into rooting powder. Now it's time to sick the cutting into moist soil where it will remain for six to eight weeks. During this time of root growth it's important to keep the soil consistently moist.

Good to Know

Be aware that some hydrangea varieties are patented so it is illegal to propagate them. A search of the Internet will help you determine if your hydrangea is patented.

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