Plant Care Ashy Hydrangea

Ashy Hydrangea

About Ashy Hydrangea

Ashy Hydrangea is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Ashy Hydrangea likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Ashy Hydrangea belongs to the Hydrangea genus, and is native to North America.

⚠️ Ashy Hydrangea is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae
Cornales

Also known as

Ashy hydrangea, Silverleaf hydrangea, Smooth hydrangea, 'annabelle', Wild hydrangea and Sevenbark

How to care for Ashy Hydrangea

💦 Water

How often to water your Ashy Hydrangea

Water needs for Ashy Hydrangea
0.5 cups
every 9

Ashy Hydrangea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ashy Hydrangea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Ashy Hydrangea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ashy Hydrangea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ashy Hydrangea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Ashy Hydrangea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ashy Hydrangea in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ashy Hydrangea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ashy Hydrangea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ashy Hydrangea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Ashy Hydrangea is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Ashy Hydrangea →

Common Ashy Hydrangea Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Ashy Hydrangea prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Ashy Hydrangea Water Frequency →

Ashy Hydrangea Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Ashy Hydrangea requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Ashy Hydrangea Light Requirements →

Ashy Hydrangea Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Ashy Hydrangea is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Ashy Hydrangea Toxicity to Cats →

Ashy Hydrangea Toxicity to Dogs →

Ashy Hydrangea Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Ashy Hydrangea doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Ashy Hydrangea Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Ashy Hydrangea does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Ashy Hydrangea →

When and How to Successfully Repot Ashy Hydrangea →


💩 Fertilizer

Ashy Hydrangea grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Ashy Hydrangea →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Ashy Hydrangea to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Ashy Hydrangea is native to Asia and the Americas.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Ashy Hydrangea is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Ashy Hydrangea →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Ashy Hydrangea can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Ashy Hydrangea Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation
🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Ashy Hydrangea

Ashy Hydrangea

Ashy Hydrangea


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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