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26/05/2013 at 17:57

I have a small indoor hydranger plant bought recently from my local supermarket . It is wilting badly I have checked the moisture level and it is quite damp and I have also given it some baby bio but the plant is still very badly wilting HELP please

26/05/2013 at 19:19

Check in the pots....possibly vine weevils.  Hydangeas don't like it indoors anyway.  Best outside.  

26/05/2013 at 19:31

it was bought as an indoor plant from Morrisons - I will try changing the soil


26/05/2013 at 19:38

I agrre with Verdun,I have never heard of a hydrangea being sold as an indoor house plant,I note you say small .if you are going to change the soil,see if it is pot bound and needs potting on,I think though you may find it will do better outside. 

26/05/2013 at 19:42

thanks Gill I will put it outside and post how it fares

27/05/2013 at 21:34

Hydrangers are hardy shrubs grown for their delightful summer flowers in the garden. Plant growers try to convince us that they are equally good as house plants - they ARE NOT. Enjoy the plant for as long as it flowers in a pot and then transplant it into a border to give you many years of enjoymant.

Remember, depending on whether your soil is Lime or Acid, it will have pink flowers if Lime or blue if Acid. Look at local gardens to see what is growing. Heathers, Rhododendrons, Camelia, etc. shows the soil to be acid.

However, the soil or pot compost (can be changed to acid by watering with `Sequestrin` with resulting blue flowers. You can buy this from any garden centre.




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