Plant Care Rhododendron Arboreum

Rhododendron Arboreum

Also known as

Tree Rhododendron, Tree Rhododendron, tree rhododendron, burans and Laligurans

Taxonomy

Rhododendron arboreum
Rhododendron
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Rhododendron Arboreum

💦 Water

How often to water your Rhododendron Arboreum

Water needs for Rhododendron Arboreum
0.5 cups
every 9

Rhododendron Arboreum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Rhododendron Arboreum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tree Rhododendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rhododendron Arboreum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rhododendron Arboreum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Rhododendron Arboreum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rhododendron Arboreum in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Rhododendron Arboreum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rhododendron Arboreum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rhododendron Arboreum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Rhododendron Arboreum prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Rhododendron Arboreum requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Rhododendron Arboreum doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Rhododendron Arboreum is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

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💩 Fertilizer

Rhododendron Arboreum should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Rhododendron Arboreum is native to Asia and North America.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Rhododendron Arboreum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

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🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Rhododendron Arboreum

Rhododendron Arboreum

Rhododendron Arboreum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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