Incrediball smooth hydrangea: Diseases and Remedies (Save your Plant Now!)

NOTE: In this article, Incrediball smooth hydrangea and Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball may be used interchangeably; in fact, Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball is the botanical name for Incrediball smooth hydrangea.

The Incrediball hydrangea is a broadleaf flowering shrub. Incrediball is similar to the smooth hydrangea that is hardy and flowers on new wood, but Incrediball has stronger branches and bigger flower heads. “Incrediball” is a trademark name, but the name “Abetwo” is a cultivar name. The impressive size of the “balls” of flowers was trumpeted with the name “Incrediball”.

Warning: Incrediball smooth hydrangea (or Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball) has been reported to be toxic to Humans and Pets.

Why does my Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball roots have rot?

If left untreated, root rot on your Incrediball smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball) can be fatal. For this reason, if the symptoms appear, we highly advise that you adhere to our recommendations to keep your plant alive: Blackened and softened roots.

Why does my Incrediball smooth hydrangea have gray mold spots?

A particular fungus known as gray mold spots spreads quickly and frequently damages flowers. This fungus is probably to blame if you see any brown (or gray) spots. If you disregard these warning signs, your plant could die.

Our Solution

The solution is quite logical when you know the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it is due to overwater of the Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball. We advise you to remove the infected parts of the plant, cut off the infected roots and leaves, then repot your plant using sterile potting soil and a clean pot.

Why does my Incrediball smooth hydrangea have leaf spots?

Leaf We provide you with all the information you need to identify and save your plants if they display signs like leaves that suddenly change color or wilt/droop. This sort of sickness is one of the most aggravating for Incrediball smooth hydrangea owners.

Why are my Incrediball smooth hydrangea leaves turning yellow?

In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.

When it’s overwatering, simply reduce your watering frequency, and if you think it’s a nutrient deficiency, here’s how to check it:

Each deficiency produces a different yellowing on the Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball in question, here’s how to spot them:

  • Yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves are the first sign of magnesium shortage. Veins continue to be green while the leaf’s core turns yellow. The leaf’s edges yellow last.
  • Another indicator of iron deficiency is yellowing between leaf veins, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are first affected.
  • The newest leaves are first affected by sulfur deficiency, rendering them completely yellow.
  • Potassium deficiency shows itself when leaf edges turn bright yellow, but the inner leaf stays green. Older leaves show symptoms first, and leaf edges soon turn brown.
  • A broad yellowing indicates a nitrogen deficiency. Yellowing starts with older, inner leaves. Yellowing spreads as it advances, eventually touching new leaves as well.

Our Solution

You only need to respond to the signs mentioned above. A gardening store expert will be able to provide you advice on how to purchase a specific soil to treat a potassium or nitrogen deficiency. Additionally, you can reduce how often you water your plants.

Is my Incrediball smooth hydrangea sunburned?

It is simple to determine whether your Incrediball smooth hydrangea (your Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball) has sunburn. Your plant will change color in this instance, beginning to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.


The leaves of your Incrediball smooth hydrangea can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.

However, there is a way to tell if it is sunburn; look at the bottom of the yellow leaves, the ones that have a shaded area closer to the root, if this area stays greener, it is probably sunburned, not something else.

Why are my Incrediball smooth hydrangea leaves turning brown?

The classic sign that a plant has been overexposed to direct sunlight and sunburned is the development of browning leaves. Rest assured that while this may probably save your plant from dying, it will adversely affect its growth.

Should I leave my Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball in direct sunlight?

No! If your Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball (or Incrediball smooth hydrangea) has the symptoms described above, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, that’s the reason why your Incrediball smooth hydrangea is in such a state!

Our Solution

As explained in the paragraph above, the solution is simple, just place your Incrediball smooth hydrangea in a place where the light does not reach it directly, in this way and with a correct watering, your plant should resume its life rather quickly.

Why are my Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball leaves drooping or wilting ?

In most cases, this happens when your Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball lacks water. This is especially the case for large plants, naturally they need more water than others.


An easy way to know if your Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball is lacking water is to under-weigh its pot, if it looks light, it means that the soil and the roots are probably quite dry, and therefore need water!

Our Solution

In order to ensure that the roots of your plant receive the water’s benefits, you must first moisten the soil in the container if it is absolutely dry. One common error is to immediately drown the Incrediball smooth hydrangea after a dry period in the belief that it requires a lot of water.

This is true, but the easiest way to end it is to give too much water at once. Instead, you should water the soil properly, returning to a peaceful watering rhythm.

Caring Tips for Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball

Water Occasionally

Water is necessary for your plant to live, but timing and amount of watering must be balanced. Overwatering could have disastrous effects on your own name, as we already mentioned.

You can tell if your plant needs water by touching the soil; if it still feels damp, it’s usually preferable to wait a few more days.

Always keep temperatures stable

Maintaining a consistent temperature for your Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball is also a good idea, especially if it is kept indoors. At GreenShack, we typically advise reserving a temperature between 65 and 85 degrees F. Of course, avoid positioning your Hydrangea arborescens’Abetwo’ Incrediball close to air conditioners, radiators, or other sources of hot or cold air.

Keep your Incrediball smooth hydrangea Dust-Free

This one relates to indoor plants. Just like your furniture, dust collects on the leaves of your indoor plants. The issue is that this can block the photosynthesis process from starting, which would cause the plants to gradually lose their color.

For your Incrediball smooth hydrangea, this would be a true descent into hell, and it would also appease the pests.

To remove the dust from the leaves of your plant, take a microfiber cloth and gently rub the leaves. You can wet the cloth to make it easier to remove the dust, but never use corrosive products (such as rubbing alcohol!)

Keep drainage in mind

If you have a tendency to overwater, you should be mindful of your drainage, and if they don’t already have them, we suggest selecting a saucer and a pot with drainage holes.

If your pots don’t already have holes in them, you can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the meantime. This will assist in creating a channel and keep the water from pooling there for an extended period of time, protecting the roots from decay.