Plant Care Flame Azalea

Flame Azalea

About Flame Azalea

Flame Azalea is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Flame Azalea likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Flame Azalea belongs to the rhododendron genus, and is native to the Southeastern United States.

⚠️ Flame Azalea is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


Rhododendron calendulaceum

How to care for Flame Azalea


How often to water your Flame Azalea

Water needs for Flame Azalea
0.5 cups
every 9

Flame Azalea 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 Flame Azalea

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Flame Azalea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flame Azalea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flame Azalea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flame Azalea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Flame Azalea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Flame Azalea: 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 Flame Azalea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Flame Azalea is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Flame Azalea

Flame Azalea

Flame Azalea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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