Azalea Plant Care: 101 Beginner’s Guide + Common Problems to Avoid



Few indoor plants can match an Azalea indica in full bloom as a specimen plant. The Azalea flower can range in color from pure white to dull red, is found at the end of the branches, and have short, coarse, oval-shaped leaves.

Most of the better plants are created and grown in Belgium before being sold worldwide. Azaleas thrive as flowering shrubs in temperate climate gardens, but they can grow nicely in containers indoors or outside.

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Ideal Growing Conditions for Proper Azalea Care

Light and Location (Avoid Full Sun)

Azaleas may be cultivated  inside and outdoors, but they require a bright area protected from the hot afternoon sun. Some outdoor heirloom varieties can grow up to 20 feet tall, whereas other dwarf varieties only reach 3 feet tall.

Preferred Temperature

Azaleas enjoy cool temperatures between 50 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit (10 and 15 degrees Celsius), ensuring that the plants continue to bloom profusely.

Water Requirements

Azaleas require a lot of distilled water during bloom, which should be provided every two days. Never allow a plant to become dry; check on it at least twice every week. 

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