Potted indoor Azalea

hostalover360(4)February 11, 2009

Ok, I would like to know someone Experience with indoor ( Florist Azaleas) as normal houseplants, grown indoors in winter outside in spring and summer, I bought a Red one that I know I should not have repotted it while in bloom, but It was so root bound I Thought I had to, I repotted it in one size larger pot. Anyway has anyone had any success having these grow and bloom for more then a year? any advice would be very helpful. I want to try and have this plant for more then a year.

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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

Actually you probably did it a favor by repotting it when you did. They are fairly resilient plants. The main requirements are excellent drainage, acidic soil, and not much fertilizer. I recommend only fertilizing when they bloom and then at a reduced rate. To provide good drainage, us a pot with a gravel layer above the drain hole and good air space under the drain hole. If your water is alkaline, you may need to use rain water. Also, a little HollyTone when it blooms will help keep the acidity.

My favorite guide on growing florist azaleas comes from Minnesota:

Care of Greenhouse Azaleas

Here is a link that might be useful: Care of Greenhouse Azalea

    Bookmark   February 12, 2009 at 11:27AM
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