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I bought a cute white macrophylia a week ago. Got caught up in work and it got somewhat dried out and I didn't repot it as soon as I meant. Despite drenching the sickly blighter the petals are like paper 2 days later . I once over watered one and nearly killed it but nursery advised cut it back and it did come back big time! Shall I cut flowers off and wait for regrow th?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,152

    I don't know what a macrophylia is.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,174

    Do you mean Hydrangea macrophylla by any chance? If you do then just leave the flowers. They look nice in the Winter and you can cut them off in Spring.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    No they haven't dried out with age. I am wondering if I bought it from the houseplant section but it was quite a size. Nothing is fast with plants I guess - I will have to hope I'm in time to save it . The pure white blooms have turned green too with motled  pinkish blotches. I hate having to choose which non-performers get their marching orders!

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  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    Yes but I have only had it 9 days! When I saw similar with roubd white blooms in another plant nursery it made my toes curl. Blooms still feel dry and no new leaves yet post drought!

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    We all live and learn.

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  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    Yeah - there is always something new!! I'm giving it a week to see if anything shoots out at the base.

  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    Hold the front page - there ARE little new leaves deep in the plant! I love how these hydrangea can recover, although not overnight. 

    So; it gets to stay!

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