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.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Azalea ID
This is an azalea left over from some that my great...
Attractive grouping of companion plants for deciduous azalea
Hello! I've lived in my house a year and now I'm planning...
Rhododendron catawbiense winter and springtime leaf yellowing
I have three Rhododendron catawbiense I planted in...
rhododendron macabeanum
I am having a friend send me one of these over from...
what to do to thicken native azalea canopy
My Florida Flame is lovely in bloom, healthy, with...
Sponsored Products
Alfresco Home Pilot Wicker Outdoor Bench
$667.00 | LuxeDecor
Open Weave Nickel Lamp
$131.10 | Bellacor
Pre-owned Mcguire Rattan Side Table
$695.00 | Chairish
Arro Basso Planter by Pad Outdoor
$152.00 | Lumens
White 48-Foot 24-Light DIY Suspended Light Kit
Lamps Plus
Lydia Outdoor Mat
Grandin Road
MC 456115R 23.8 ft 5C Green Wire 70 LED Christmas Lights
Safavieh Handmade Cambridge Moroccan Light Blue Indoor Wool Rug (6' x 9')
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™