Hydrangea care is on my mind today and I have a fun tip to share with you if you ever end up with wilted hydrangea cuttings. Don’t toss those wilted hydrangea cuttings! Here is a simple tip on how to give cut hydrangea stems care.
The kiddos and I hopped into Trader Joe’s the other day. Of course I couldn’t resist grabbing a couple bunches of hydrangeas. They just looked so pretty and summery. I honestly can’t decide if I like white or blue hydrangeas better!
My cut hydrangeas were wilting. NOT COOL!
Whomp, whomp, whomp.
I was crying in my Cheerios.
So, I did what any normal person does… Googled “how to perk up wilted hydrangeas”.
Sure enough, there is a solution! If you are wondering “why are my hydrangeas wilting”- it’s probably because they are very thirsty!
Here’s How To Bring Wilted Hydrangea Cuttings Back to Life:
- Trim about 3/4 of the leaves- only a few on each stem should remain.
- Make sure all the the hydrangea stems are cut at an angle.
- Fill up one side of your kitchen sink or a tub and dunk the entire cut hydrangea stem (including the blooms) of the wilted hydrangea flowers in the water.
It works! After about an hour of “drinking” the water in, the wilted hydrangeas are are no longer dehydrated and look so full and happy again. Just shake the water off the blooms and put them back in the vase. (Place a paper towel under the vase for a little while to soak up the rest of the dripping water)
Hooray for little ways to preserve the life of cut hydrangea flowers. Just wish I had thought to look this little tip up before and not tossed wilted hydrangea in the past because of wilting, probably much too soon.
Moving forward, I hope this little tip comes in handy for you when you purchase hydrangeas or cut them from your yard.
Love hydrangeas? Me too! Here are other ways I have enjoyed them!