4 Techniques to Propagate Hydrangea with millions of roots – I’m going to show you how to propagate hydrangea using four different ways as you can see behind me there’s a hydrangea plant so in today’s post.
I’m going to show you four different ways to propagate hydrangea 3 ways is air layering the fourth way is ground layering stay tuned hi guys this is the hydrangea .
what we are talking about as you can see this hydrangea plant is really very big it grows like a bush we live in Los Angeles California during the late autumn and winter all the leaves will lose but during the springtime when the temperature warm up all the leaves will come out .
let’s take a closer look at as you can see here a lot of new leaves come out and also you can see a lot of buds so all these buds will probably develop new leaves new branch or flower let’s take a look at here you can see here on the top of this branch there’s some flower buds actually in May probably late spring in this area this hydrangea plant is going to produce a lot of flowers .
this hydrangea will produce pink flowers it formed like a cluster it’s bright color very beautiful almost the flower will last several months until all the autumn so we really like this hydrangea plant hi guys this is another big hydrangea plant this plant during the springtime is going to produce like blue purple colored flowers .
I’m not sure this is different variety of hydrangea or just it change the color because the soil pH value is different but anyway the color of the flowers is very very beautiful amazing you can see this plant grows very well a lot of new leaves very very green .
hey guys I’m going to choose this branch as my first air layering technique you can see there’s a lot of buds pretty straight okay this is the branch I choose I’m going to choose this area you can see here on both sides of the branch there’s some new leaves growing compared with some other buds this grow very well .
4 Techniques to Propagate Hydrangea with millions of roots
it means activate grows so I’m going to make two circular cut just below these buds so to cut about one inch apart let’s get started first I’m going to remove thiese leaves I’m going to just right here make two deep circular cut it’s right here you see this branch is pretty thick so easy for demonstration .
I’m using a knife to move the bark be careful don’t cut your finger as you can see here a lot of greenish layer this tissue called cambium so you have to remove that one try your best to remove as much as you can the cambium especially in this area you should remove as much as you can cambium I’m going to apply some rooting hormone around this area this is one rooting hormone .
I’m going to choose okay okay so I’m going to apply another rooting hormone this rooting hormone powder already sprinkle some on the pre soaked moss and the pre soaked soil I’m going to wrap this area so they cut away or when the three trimming people came so they cut away you lost some of your things when when the tree tree cutting people oh yeah that’s fine yeah yeah that’s fine thank you .
I just talked with my neighbor so we come back as you can see I wrapped this area with a soil ball so I’m going to wrap this soil ball with another plastic sheet to make sure the inside keep moist okay so we’re done this is air layering technique one hi guys this is another branch I’m going to choose this branch for air layering technique two basically this technique is a little bit different from the first one I once showed you in the post .
4 Techniques to Propagate Hydrangea with millions of roots
so I’m going to cut this stem right bit in just below these nodes all the way up to split this branch let’s do it first I’m going to remove these new leaves okay I’m going to cut from here all the way to the top right here splitted this branch okay as I think I’d better wear a glove I’ll be back okay I’m back I wear a glove you see here .
I splitted this branch be careful okay this is a bag of soil I already pre soaked so I’m going to insert this splitted branch into the soil okay I already inserted the splitted branch into the soil so I just want to make sure the splitted branch totally insert in this pre-soaked soil ball okay just want to make sure no water leaking from the bag so I just covered it with another plastic bag to make sure inside keep moist I’m going to use another twist tie to make sure this soil ball not moving around okay so we’re done compared with air layering technique one this technique is relatively simple so you just splitted a branch you do not have to remove the cambium and you do not have to apply rooting hormone .
so relatively it is pretty simple hopefully it works for this hydrangea thanks hi guys this is another branch I’m going to show you another way of air layering so basically it is pretty similar to the air layering technique two I just replaced the soil ball with water so you can see this branch there’s a big bud right here I’m going to remove this bud and cut just below this bud all the way to the top to split this branch .
let’s get started first I’m going to cut off this bud and I’m going to cut right here just below this bud you see here it’s beautiful I started to cut just below this bud because the root is going to develop from this area so you can see here I splitted this branch all the way right here okay this is the bag of water just water I’m going to split I’m going to insert this splitted branch into the water okay guys as you can see here .
4 Techniques to Propagate Hydrangea with millions of roots in this post
I splitted I inserted this splitted branch into the this plastic bag with water so actually I lose some water because this branch is not straight upwards so anyway I’m going to cover with another bag to make sure they’re not going to lose the water I think this water is it’s enough for it this branch to developer roots hi guys I already covered with another plastic bag and removed this branch and then lean against a big branch so make it grow more straight upward .
and you can see here a splitted branch inside this water bag pretty cool hopefully it can develop roots very soon hi guys I’m going to show you another different way to propagate hydrangea as you can see here there’s a one branch that grow very close to the ground you can bend this branch as you can see here there’s one bud one bud and one bud this bud already developed new leaves this tactique is called ground layering .
I’m going to remove this bud to cause some wound here here and here three nodes I’m going to bury this branch into the ground and cover with soil it’s going to develop new roots from these nodes okay first I’m going to remove these new leaves and buds you see I removed this bud removed this bud and removed this leaf I’m going to scratch a little bit to make a big wound area and here and here okay .
so you can see here I caused more big wound area around this nodes I’m going to bury this branch in the ground as you can see I already loose some soil to make sure I’m going to use this pin here make sure it’s all the way to the ground okay I’m going to bury with soil okay this is called ground Layering it should work so we have to wait maybe a couple of months we’re going to check it out whether we can see some roots development.
Fact about Hydrangea
Hydrangea is a flowering plant which is very common in southern California. Hydrangea loses its leaves in the late autumn and winter, but when the temperature warm up in the early spring, Hydrangea starts to produce lots of new big green leaves and flower buds.
Hydrangea produces its flowers in a big cluster which can last from spring to the autumn. Hydrangea has many different of varieties. Interestingly, the color of flowers can be changed because of the soil acidity. In this video we are showing you how to propagate Hydrangea using 4 different techniques inducing 3 different air layering ways and one ground layering way.
Based on our previous experience, Hydrangea is very easy to generate root system, and you just need to cut off and pot up. More details can be found in our video since we are giving you very detailed step by step tutorial instructions.
Compared with the propagation of Hydrangea from cutting (softwood), air/ground layering can be used for very thick/semi hardwood/hardwood branch, which can immediately produce a large size plant. In this episode, we compared 4 different ways, actually some ways are SUPER easy and simply! All your need is just knife, plastic bag and string! You do NOT need any expensive rooting hormone! Sounds incredible?