A classically essential southern plant, our hydrangeas are grown with big, showy flower heads that will catch anyone’s eye. These ProFlowers hydrangeas come to you already bloomed, so you can enjoy their colorful blossoms immediately. Nurture this hydrangea, and your flower bouquet will last 7-12 days. If you received a plant form of hydrangea, it can grow as big as 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
When you receive your bouquet of ProFlowers hydrangea, you will find they are accompanied by 2 packets of floral food and care instructions. The hydrangeas are very thirsty upon arrival, so let them drink water for about 8-12 hours to perk up. Follow the instructions below and the ones provided in the box and your flowers will last for a long time.
1) Carefully un-wrap the protective plastic liner over the top of your bouquet.
2) Pull the bag that covers the floral foam, and the floral foam itself, off the bottom of your bouquet in one swift tug. This will help the bag catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess. The floral foam helps to keep your flowers fresh in transit from our fields to your home.
3) Rinse any excess foam off the bottom of your stems.
4) Cut at an angle and under water, 1 inch off the stems. When the stems are cut, it opens up the flower’s pores and allows them to drink water. The angle makes it easier to absorb the water.
5) Poke holes with a pin in the bottom of the freshly cut stem. Hydrangeas have woody stems, so it is harder for them to intake water. This tiny hole will help them drink more.
6) Strip excess foliage off of stems that will fall below the water level. This excess foliage can muddy up water, or it can suck up too much water, leaving none for the actual blossoms.
7) Fill vase with cold water and mix it with 1 packet of flower food. If your tap water is not very cold, add ice to the water. Hydrangeas love cold temperatures.
8) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 3 or when the water is turning yellow and cloudy. If the water is starting to change colors, this means that bacteria is growing in it, which will cause the flowers to wilt faster.
9) Keep your flowers away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts. The flowers will last longer if they live in a room that has a cool temperature.
10) Remove spent leaves to keep bouquet looking fresh longer.
Hydrangea Plant Care:
Your blooming plant will arrive boxed and in a plastic sleeve to keep it safe. To enjoy your plant, follow the instructions below to ensure you don’t bruise or harm it while unpacking it. In addition, follow these directions, as well as the one provided in the box, for a long lasting hydrangea.
1) Carefully remove the plastic sleeve from around the plant.
2) Completely (and immediately) remove the moss or paper shred covering the top of the soil and discard.
3) Provide your hydrangea with daily bright, indirect light or direct sunlight and allow it to live in moderate (normal home) temperatures, between 60-65°F preferably.
4) Water your potted hydrangea upon arrival and always keep the soil evenly moist without overwatering. If your flowers appear wilted, they should perk up within 24 hours after watering. If soil is dry to the touch, give the hydrangea more water. We recommend watering them over a sink to allow excess water to drain.
5) Feed your hydrangea with an all-purpose plant fertilizer only after the blooms have withered away. It is recommended to fertilize every 3-4 weeks.
6) If needed, prune the plant once the blooms are gone. Cut off the stems and keep the plant indoors in a cold area (45-50°F) throughout the winter months. During this time, water weekly with 1-2 cups of water. In springtime, move the hydrangea back to a warm, brightly lit location.
7) If you want to enjoy your hydrangea outdoors, do so in early summer to late fall in an area with moderate shade. Too much sun and heat can harm this plant.