Plant Care swamp azalea

swamp azalea

Also known as

swamp azalea, clammy azalea, swamp honeysuckle and Azalea Tree


Rhododendron viscosum

How to care for swamp azalea


How often to water your swamp azalea

Water needs for swamp azalea
0.5 cups
every 9

swamp 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 swamp azalea

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for swamp azalea in your home

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

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

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

swamp azalea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize swamp azalea

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

Difficulty Level

swamp azalea is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for swamp azalea

swamp azalea

swamp 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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