How to Care for Hydrangeas


Hydrangeas are round, lush florally bulbs. They have an appearance that makes them adaptable for just about any type of décor. They are easily made to look casual, yet elegant, or even rustic. Styled correctly, they can accentuate any style of room. Change the vase and you can change the whole look.

Their luxurious nature makes them a favorite at parties and big affairs, as even one hydrangea in a vase on a table makes a statement. However, they’re just as well-suited to decorating your private living space. No matter how you choose to use hydrangeas, you can learn how to care for them by reading the tips below:

Put them in water right away

When you get them home, put them in water immediately. This will ensure that your hydrangeas stay hydrated and do not wilt too quickly.

Trim the stems

Cut the stems diagonally under running cold water. A diagonal cut gives the water a bigger absorption surface. This will help your hydrangeas last longer.

Remove leaves

Remove all the leaves as they will only draw water away from the blooms. You can reuse them in a shallow dish for color.

Putting them in a vase

Put the flowers in a vase or other container with just 2 drops of dish soap and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Also put an ice cube in the water to keep it cold. The bubbles from the soap will disappear in a bit.

Change the water

Change the water every 2 or 3 days and re-cut the stems when you do and add more dish soap and sugar. Put another ice cube in the water as well.

If you follow these easy steps you should have your hydrangeas for a good while. If the petals begin to look worn, lightly spray them with cold water as they also absorb water through their blooms. You can learn more about hydrangeas and purchase your own bouquet on Mills Florist’s website.