Watering and fertilizing azaleas - How to do it right


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Garden and Zimmerazaleen are considered easy to clean. But without care, you can not do without regular watering and fertilizing.

Azaleas do not tolerate waterlogging

Azaleas, whatever rhododendron they belong to, require no sophisticated care. Mostly, you have to make sure that the root ball is not in the water and that the azalea does not get a calcareous location (here further important site criteria). Waterlogging does not tolerate waterlogging at all; Even in garden azaleas, the location must be chosen so that the root is not permanently in the water. A partially shaded or sunny place is ideal for garden azaleas. For the frost-sensitive Zimmerazalee, however, choose a shady or partially shaded spot, which is not directly to the heater.

How to properly water azaleas

Watering azaleas best with rainwater:

Since the plant does not tolerate lime, you must of course pay attention to a lot during casting. If your tap water is rather calcareous, it is advisable to use rainwater in the houseplant as well. Alternatively, filtered tap water is suitable.

A little hint:

In order to compensate for the lime content in the soil, the admixture of an acidic substrate is suitable. Rhododendron soil is already well suited to the needs of the plant, alternatively you can use humus or peat.

Avoid waterlogging:

To prevent waterlogging, offers a drainage. Place gravel or larger stones on the bottom of the flowerpot or flowerpot, and then place soil in the pot. The irrigation water now collects in the bottom of the pot without the root being permanently in contact with the moisture. In garden azaleas, you can enhance the swampy or wet soil by placing in the planting hole about a ten-centimeter high layer of coarse gravel.

How to fertilize azaleas properly

Room Azaleas:

To provide the azalea in the best way, you can fertilize your plants from time to time. With the Rhododendronarten applies that the plus of nutrients is distributed outside of the bloom period. Zimmerazaleen bloom during the winter months. Add azalea fertilizer to the irrigation water between spring and autumn.

Garden Azaleas:

Garden azaleas need a different form of care. Instead of the fertilizer, it is advisable to give a humus layer to the soil around the garden azaleas during the spring. The plant now pulls the nutrients directly from the soil and you upgrade the soil quality.

Important NOTE:
Pay attention to the lime sensitivity of the azalea and use only lime-free fertilizer.

Larger azaleas will be considered for rhododendron fertilizers by June at the latest. You should not fertilize Zwergergarten at all.

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