☘ Origin: Asian hybrids
☘ Botanical Name: Rhododendron, Rosebay
☘ Family: Ericaceae
☘ Common Name: Royalty of the Garden
Symbolism: Throughout the world, this flower stands for love and gentleness, making it perfect to give to a loved one for any occasion. The Azalea speaks of taking care of yourself and everlasting beauty, which is exemplified in this plant's long life not only as a houseplant, but also as a cheery addition to your yard or garden.
Bright light, no direct sunlight. Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Use a pot with drainage holes and water thoroughly to wet all the roots. Empty drainage tray so that plant isn't sitting in water. Don't let it dry out, if allowed to dry out, foliage shrivels and flowers wilt.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Moderate or high. Don't mist with water because misting can lead to fungus. It's best to use a cool-mist room humidifier to raise moisture in the air around your houseplants.
Cool to average room temperatures (16-21°C).
Fertilize Azaleas during the growing season will keep them healthy and flowering. Feed every 1 month with a high-phosphorus fertilizer that contains iron. Yellow leaves with green veins are a sign of a nutrient deficiency caused by too much lime.
Toxic to Dogs, Cats, and Horses if ingested in large quantity.
➕ Additional Tips
To maintain a more compact appearance or simply to encourage bushier growth, trim azaleas after their blooming period has expired. Taking time to trim azaleas by cutting back the branches of these shrubs will also help renew overgrown plants.