Hortensia with 5 – 6 bulbes in a wicker basket
Hydrangea in a wicker basket
Striking appearance predicts the spring
A crystal ball can predict the future, but a ball full of little coloured flowers can predict the spring. You can bring the spring into your home with a Hydrangea, whether you prefer red, purple, pink, white, blue or green. The delicate flower petals provide a lovely contrast with the sturdy dark green leaves and woody stems. Will this make you happy?
World traveler Hydrangea The Hydrangea in your living room has a rich past. Its ancestors come from namely Asia and South America. The English botanist Sir Joseph Banks brought a Hydrangea back to Europe for the first time at the end of the eighteenth century. The plant became extremely popular through its appearance at the botanical Kew Gardens in London and the Versailles of the Sun King Louis 14th and this has remained the same ever since. Did you know by the way, that as well as the ball shaped Hydrangea you can also get Syringa (lilac) shaped, double coloured, colour changing and lace cap types? This last one is also called a Teller variety.
The best tips for caring for your plant:
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.
There are two tipes of flowers, namely ball shaped and syringa shaped.
The Hortensias are proposed in a wicker basket of 15 cm, and the height of the plants is 40 cm