7 Hydrangea Glam Rock Problems [Causes and Remedy]

Hydrangea glam rock and facing some problems like leaves drooping leaves yellowing, not blooming, tips browning, flowers wilting, or Disease then you are not alone.  Most beginners have to face these problems.

But the smart ones don’t despair and try to find a solution. So they can fix their tree too. Problems with your hydrangea plants are very common, but if you don’t take the right measures at the right time, these problems can become fatal.  

So read my article carefully and know how to solve the problems.

7 Easy Ways to Fix Hydrangea Glam Rock Problems

Common Hydrangea Problems and Organic Solutions

1. Leaves Drooping

Since Hydrangea glam rock plants are preferred for foliage, leaf droop is frustrating for any gardener. If you look carefully, you will see that this problem occurs mostly in the afternoon.


  • Lack of Water
  • Afternoon Sun
  • Fungal Attack

Treatment Guide

You can easily prevent leaf drop problems in your Hydrangea glam rock plants by applying adequate water. 

Hydrangea glam rock plants generally prefer watering two to three times a week. But you have to follow a deep watering method. During the growing season, you should apply 1-1.5 inch deep watering.

Since hydrangea glam rock plants prefer full sun, you need to ensure at least five to six hours of morning sun each day. However, partial shade is required during the rest of the day. 

The afternoon sun is particularly responsible for shedding leaves on your plants, so you should use a shade cloth as a special precaution in the afternoon.

Dehydrated plants are easily affected by fungus, so regular watering is necessary to prevent the fungus. A good quality fungicide will give effective results once the infection has occurred.

2. Leaves Yellowing

Hydrangea glam rock plant yellowing is a very common problem. But it’s pretty deadly.  You may suddenly one day see small yellow spots on the leaves of your plants. And within a few days, they spread to a large extent.


  • Over Watering 
  • Poor Soil
  • Lack of Nutrients

Treatment Guide

Applying less water to plants can cause problems, and applying too much water will not bring good results. Hydrangea glam rock plants should not be watered more than two to three times a week. Make sure that you have a good drainage system to remove excess water.

Special care should be taken during the rainy season so that water does not accumulate in the pot in any way. You can use a self-watering machine if you have trouble getting enough water.

You need to ensure the presence of sufficient iron and nitrogen in your soil. Or You can use high nitrogen and iron-rich fertilizer. Besides, liquid iron spray on leaves is effective for iron deficiency. 

3. Not Blooming

If you’ve planted a hydrangea glam rock plant hoping for flowers and it doesn’t bloom after it matures, you’re not alone. Most face this problem. There are several reasons that are responsible for hydrangea not blooming.


  • Pruning Mistake
  • Unnecessary Fertilizer
  • Excess Cold
  • Too Much Shade

Treatment Guide

The most common mistake bloomers make when it comes to pruning is over-pruning, and others do it the wrong way.

Hydrangeas generally prefer to be pruned at the end of the blooming season, i.e. in autumn.  But pruning is more necessary to protect the tree from winter.  No more than five to eight and a half inches of trimming is needed.

You must be careful before using fertilizers. You should have clear knowledge about which fertilizer you are using and for what purpose. A flowering shrub-specific fertilizer is best for boosting blooming. You can also add bone meal separately to ensure adequate phosphorus.

Cover your plants with a layer of burlap to protect them from overwintering damage.  Besides, you can control the temperature of the room with the help of a temperature controller machine.  

Cover your plant with a thin cloth cover to prevent damage from extreme cold or frost. But ensure adequate ventilation. Keep the plant in a shady spot to protect it from the afternoon sun only.

4. Tips Browning

Hydrangea leaf tip browning is a fatal problem. Sometimes it is even responsible for the death of the plant.


  • Transplant Shock
  • Fertilizer Burn
  • Excess Wind
  • Lack of Humidity

Treatment Guide

Care must be taken when applying fertilizers. Excess fertilizer should be removed when the plants show signs of excess fertilizer. Plants should be watered abundantly to remove excess salinity. If this does not work, the tree must be replanted.

Several precautions should be taken when replanting trees. Adequate water should be applied to the plant before planting but should not be submerged in water. Also, the roots that are slightly rotted should be removed.

Moderate humidity is preferred by hydrangea plants. So 50-60% humidity level is a must.  Hydrangea plants should not be placed in areas with excess air circulation as excess air can reduce the humidity in your room. You can easily control the humidity in the room by using a humidifier.

5. Flowers Wilting

One of the problems of hydrangea plants is the lack of fresh flowers even if the plant blooms regularly. But it is 100% solvable.


  • Improper Watering
  • Poor Soil
  • Pests

Treatment Guide

Hydrangea plants need to be careful with the soil to get the desired blooms and keep them fresh. The soil should be made to retain water for a long time. That’s why you can use organic compost. Hey, no reason to be worried. You can make it yourself at home.

For this, you will need dry leaves, cardboard, egg shells, tea bags and unused parts of some raw vegetables. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and leave for two weeks. Then use it on the garden soil.

You must use a good quality insecticide to protect your plants from pests. There are pesticides that are specially formulated for each type of pest that you can use.

6. White Coating on Leaves and Stems

The problem of white coating on the leaves and stems of Hydrangea glam rock plants is somewhat rare but quite serious. So safety measures should be taken as soon as this problem is noticed.


  • Powdery Mildew
  • Hydrangea scale

Treatment Guide

Powdery mildew usually attacks the leaves and causes a fuzzy look. This problem can be solved in most cases by ensuring adequate sun exposure every day.  

However, in case of severe infestation, the affected leaves should be removed and antifungal spray should be used. In that case, I used a fungicide with high copper content and it was very effective.

To detect the hydrangea scale, you need to monitor the plant regularly. A freshwater spray every morning and evening protects the plant from fungal attacks.

7. Diseases

Hydrangea plants are generally trouble-free with extra care, but fungal, viral, and bacterial diseases can be deadly for these plants. Among the fungal diseases of hydrangea plants, botrytis blight, and anthracnose are dangerous. Bacterial wilt and mosaic virus, ring spots viruses are some of the bacterial and viral diseases of hydrangea Glam rock.


  • Fungus
  • Bacteria
  • Virus

Treatment Guide

You should keep the plant in a low-humidity area to prevent fungal infection. Water application should not be delayed during the day. And apply water only to the roots of the plant. Leaves and stems should never be kept wet.

Provide adequate ventilation around your plant. If necessary, the excess branches of the tree should be trimmed. However, unnecessary retrenchment cannot be done.

Apply copper hydroxide to the plant as a primary treatment if any bacterial disease is detected. If that doesn’t work, antibiotics are necessary.

Best-quality soil should be used in plants to prevent viral diseases. It is a good idea to mix the soil with plenty of organic materials. In that case, the use of dry leaves of trees, cattle dung, and straw gives effective results.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you severely cut back a hydrangea glam rock?

If you are short on space and need to trim a bush completely, you can do it in late spring.  Pruning can be done one to one and a half feet from the bottom. This will help your plant produce more flowers later.

Do hydrangeas come back after they turn brown?

After the summer, the plant’s top dies, but if it is maintained properly, it will grow back every year. Your hydrangeas might not bloom every year in particular circumstances. However, that depends on the species of hydrangea you have and your geographic location.

What are the signs of overwatering hydrangeas?

You will understand it very easily. Your plant’s soil will be moist. Plants may become stunted, growth will be stunted, and leaves will turn brown and become susceptible to fungus.

Final Thought

Hydrangea Glam rocks require little care and are quite resilient. However, the plants can be quickly defeated by issues including yellowing of the leaves, failure to bloom, white coating on stems, and browning of the tips. If prompt action is not taken to address a situation, it may get worse.

I covered all potential issues and remedies in this article. Since it is impossible to tackle a problem without comprehending it, you must be aware of all its specifics. I hope my article was as helpful as I had hoped. Happy gardening.

James Rivenburg
James Rivenburg
James Rivenburg

James Rivenburg is the founder of plantandpest.com, a passionate gardener with valuable experience and knowledge gained through trial and error. The website has a large community of followers who trust his tips and techniques and have succeeded with his advice. He is always Committed to helping others create a beautiful and healthy garden.

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