The following care tips, which will be included with your order, will help your recipient enjoy this plant for as long as possible:
- Watering: Water generously until water comes out of the drainage holes. Don’t make the common mistake of leaving water in the drainage dish, which suffocates and rots the roots. Even after a thorough watering, the soil can still dry out after four or five days, so it should be checked at least two or three times a week.
- Temperature: If the indoor azalea is too delicate to resist the cold outside, it should not be kept close to a source of heat. Place it in the coolest part of the room, near a window if possible but away from direct sunlight.
- Outside: Only place your plant outside from May onwards, in half shade and out of the wind. Add fertilizer every 15 days and check for dryness.
- Before the frost sets in, bring the plant in to a cool place(6 to 12°C) and water moderately until the first buds appear.