Caring for Azalea Plants

A bright pink azalea plant thrives on a sunny front porch

How to Care For Azalea Plants

Azaleas are flowering shrubs frequently planted outdoors for ornamental purposes. Some varieties can thrive indoors as a potted plant with the proper care and maintenance. Azaleas are native to Europe, Asia, and North America, with blossoms that bloom in vibrant shades of pink, purple, white, red, and yellow. They do well in cooler temperatures, which help extend their bloom season. Azaleas will bloom again when their fluctuating light, water, and temperature needs are met. Prune spent flowers carefully for full, bushy blooms next season. Ensure that the soil skews acidic and fertilize regularly for optimal azalea health. Propagate azaleas from cuttings and don't prune as blossoms fall off naturally when spent.

Azalea Plant Light Needs

Azaleas are shade-loving by nature, though they require a minimum of four hours of bright, indirect light daily, ideally in the morning. Don't place azaleas in direct sunlight or you risk scorching the flowers and leaves.

How Often to Water Azaleas

Azaleas should always have relatively moist soil, so never let it fully dry out. Water from the top regularly and once in a while, completely submerge the pot in water until the bubbling stops. Be sure the soil is well-draining to avoid oversaturation and sogginess.

Bring some green into your home now!

Follow these guidelines and watch your plants thrive and become cherished living decor in your home. Their vibrant color, freshness, and vitality provide daily health and well-being benefits that will make you feel like you are living in a garden paradise.