Characteristics of Hortensia (Hydrangea macrophylla) Plants in the Wild

Hydrangea macrophylla
Hydrangeas or Hortensia are very beautiful flowering plants. Its blooming buds grow close together, clustered to form clusters resembling beehives and the colors are very attractive.

Hydrangea plants are widely planted to decorate the park, especially in areas with mild air or the 5-9 USDA zone. Aside from being a yard ornamental plant, hydrangeas are also widely used as an indoor garden and on certain events such as seminars or exhibitions.

Hydrangeas themselves belong to the family Hydrangeaceae and come from China, Japan, and the Himalayan mountains. From there, hydrangea plants spread throughout the world and are cultivated.

 

Characteristics of Hydrangea Leaf

Hydrangea macrophylla Leaf
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The leaves grow opposite, rounded, simple in shape with jagged edges, and about 12-15 cm long.

 

Characteristics of Hydrangea Flower

Hydrangea macrophylla Flower
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The inflorescences of hydrangeas are corymb, with all flowers placed on planes or hemispheres. Two different types of flowers can be identified: centralized, non-ornamental flowers, pentamerose, and peripherals, ornamental, tetramer.

 

Characteristics of Hydrangea Plants

Hydrangea macrophylla Plants
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Hydrangeas grow to form woody shrubs with a height of 40-50 cm. It includes plants that are easy to grow if planted in the right place. Even in unsuitable places, sometimes it can still grow, even though the growth is not too large and the flowers rarely appear.

Some people often complain about carrying hydrangea plants that they don’t want to live long, at least 3 months or even less. Some have bought over and over out of curiosity, but the results are the same, hydrangeas never last long.

The simplest reason that can explain this problem is where it grows which is not appropriate. Hydrangeas are plants that come from areas with mild air and have high humidity levels. Therefore, the most suitable place for him to live in an area that is not too hot.

 

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