Plant Care Rhododendron ponticum
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Rhododendron ponticum

Taxonomy

Rhododendron ponticum
Rhododendron
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Rhododendron ponticum

Water

How often to water your Rhododendron ponticum

Water needs for Rhododendron ponticum
0.5 cups
every 9

Rhododendron ponticum 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 ponticum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 None in your home

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

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

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

Rhododendron ponticum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rhododendron ponticum

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

Care Summary for Rhododendron ponticum

Rhododendron ponticum

Rhododendron ponticum


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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