Indoor Potted Azaela: Root Rot or Too Dry? (Or something else?)
I bought an azaela about 2.5 months ago- it is a very small one, I think it originally was in a four inch pot. I transplanted this azaela about 1.5 months ago- added more sphagnum peat moss, watered thoroughly after I transplanted and added a VERY diluted solution of root fertilizer. I only water when it feels like it is about to go dry in the next couple of days (so not dry yet). There is a light layer of sphagnum on top, too, to help retain moisture.
About two weeks ago I noticed one of the sections of the plant started to lose its leaves, but new buds were coming out. (I am not sure if there is more than one plant in this pot, or if it is all just one plant with four sections- it looks like four little "trunks".) The other parts of the plant looked fine, and had new, large leaves growing. That section of the plant went bare; now the other sections are beginning to go, sort of in succession. The new buds on the first section are dead now, although the stems looks like they are still alive.
I have had this azaela for about 2.5 months- could it possibly have been stressed from before?
PS... I have never been able to figure out how to post pictures on here, so I created a gardening blog to upload my pictures to. I posted pictures of the problem there (it's the only entry). You can click on the pictures there to see them enlarged.
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of my Azaela