Plant Care western azalea

western azalea

Also known as

western azalea and California azalea

Taxonomy

Rhododendron occidentale
Rhododendron
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for western azalea

Water

How often to water your western azalea

Water needs for western azalea
0.5 cups
every 9

western azalea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.

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 western azalea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for western azalea in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Growing western azalea in Portland right now

Light needs for plant western azalea in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…

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Light needs for plant western azalea in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 38.1% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.4 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant western azalea in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Portland is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for western azalea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant western azalea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

western azalea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.

western azalea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize western azalea

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

When to repot western azalea

Nutrient needs for plant western azalea in Portland, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for western azalea

western azalea

western azalea


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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