A sphere of small, coloured flowers heralds in spring. In red, purple, pink, white, blue or green, spring is what you bring into your house along with the Hydrangea. The delicate petals are in stark contrast to the tough dark green leaves and the woody stems. What could put more joy into your step? The Hydrangea in your living room has a rich past. Its ancestors arrived from Asia and South America. Sir Joseph Banks, the British botanist, brought the first Hydrangea to Europe at the end of the eighteenth century. The plant became extremely popular via Kew Gardens in London and Louis XIV’s gardens of Versailles. And that has been the story ever since. Use the Hydrangea to transform your garden into a radiant haven of flowers. Take care however to protect it from the full force of the sun; it prefers somewhere a little shadier.
- Good light, but no bright sunlight.
- Ideal temperature 15 - 22 ºC.
- Keep damp, compost must not dry out.
- Do not leave excess water in saucer/dish.
- After flowering can be planted without pot in a semi-shady spot in the garden.