NOTE: The terms Ruby Slippers hydrangea and Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ are identical in this text; in reality, Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ is Ruby Slippers hydrangea’s biological word.
One of the best things about Ruby Slippers hydrangea is that it is attractive all season long. The large panicle flower clusters turn pale pink and then red as the season goes on, giving this cultivar its name. Its leaves turn red in the fall and it has an exfoliating bark during the winter.
Why does my Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ roots have rot?
If left untreated, root rot on your Ruby Slippers hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’) 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 Ruby Slippers hydrangea have gray mold spots?
Gray mold spots are a type of fungus that is found a lot in flowers, and spreads quite rapidly. If you notice brown (or gray) spots, it is probably this fungus. Don’t ignore these symptoms, as they may end up killing your plant.
The answer is obvious once you recognize the cause of the problem. Most frequently, it results from the Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ being overwatered. We strongly advise you to remove the damaged plant parts, cut off the diseased roots and leaves, and then repot your plant in a new container with sterile potting soil.
Why does my Ruby Slippers hydrangea have leaf spots?
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 Ruby Slippers hydrangea owners.
Why are my Ruby Slippers 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.
Reduce your watering frequency when you fear your plants are being overwatered, and follow these steps to determine whether they may be lacking in nutrients:
Each deficiency produces a different yellowing on the Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ in question, here’s how to spot them:
- Magnesium deficiency starts as yellow patches between leaf veins on older leaves. Veins stay green as yellow moves from the leaf center out. Leaf edges turn yellow last.
- Iron deficiency also shows as yellowing between leaf veins, but it hits young leaves on plant tops and branch tips first.
- Sulfur deficiency starts with the newest leaves, turning them yellow throughout.
- 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 lack of nitrogen is indicated by a widespread yellowing. Older, inner leaves are the first to yellow. As the yellowing progresses, it eventually touches young leaves as well.
According to the symptoms mentioned above, you just have to act accordingly. You can reduce your watering frequency, or fix a deficiency in Potassium, or Nitrogen, for that, you just have to buy a special soil for your deficiency, a consultant in a gardening store will know perfectly well how to inform you.
Is my Ruby Slippers hydrangea sunburned?
It is simple to determine whether your Ruby Slippers hydrangea (your Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’) 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 Ruby Slippers hydrangea can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.
To find out if the yellow leaves have been sunburned, look at the part of the bottom that is tinted closer to the base. The yellow leaf is probably burnt and not something else if this portion stays greener.
Why are my Ruby Slippers hydrangea leaves turning brown?
Most of the time, leaves of a Ruby Slippers hydrangea that turn brown is a sign that your plant has been sunburned, it has probably been exposed to too much direct sunlight. Don’t panic, your plant probably won’t die from this, but its growth will take a hit.
Should I leave my Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ in direct sunlight?
No! If your Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ (or Ruby Slippers hydrangea) has the symptoms described above, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, that’s the reason why your Ruby Slippers hydrangea is in such a state!
As stated in the paragraph above, the cure is straightforward: simply position your plant’s Ruby Slippers hydrangea so that it is out of direct sunlight. With proper watering and this method, your plant should quickly come back to life.
Why are my Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ leaves drooping or wilting ?
In most cases, this happens when your Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ 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 quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ 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!
If the soil in the container is completely dry, you must first moisten it to guarantee that your plant’s roots absorb the benefits of the water. One common mistake is to drown the Ruby Slippers hydrangea right away after a dry time because you think it needs a lot of water.
This is the case, but giving too much water at once is the best way to finish it off, you should actually water the soil normally, resuming a quiet watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’
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.
The best way to know if your plant needs water or not is to touch the soil, if you feel it is still wet, it is probably a good idea to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
It is also a good idea to keep your Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ at a stable temperature (especially if it is kept indoors!). At GreenShack, we generally recommend staying in the 65 and 85 degrees F range. Of course, do not place your Hydrangea quercifolia’Ruby Slippers’ near a source of hot (or cold) air such as A/C units, radiators or the like.
Keep your Ruby Slippers hydrangea Dust-Free
This one concerns indoor plants, just like on your furniture, dust is also deposited on the leaves of your indoor plants, the problem is that it can prevent them from receiving the necessary light, this would slow down (or even stop) the photosynthesis process, and eventually, they would lose their colors.
For your Ruby Slippers 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 need to keep an eye on your drainage, we advise you to opt for a pot with drainage holes if it is not already the case and a saucer.
In the meantime, if you don’t have holes in your pots, you can add volcanic rocks (or any rocks with holes) at the bottom of your pot, this way it will create a channel so that the water doesn’t stay in your skin too much (to avoid that roots start to rot!)