Plant Care swamp azalea

swamp azalea

About swamp azalea

Rhododendron supports the specialized bee Andrena cornelli and also tolerates rabbit damage.

Taxonomy

Rhododendron viscosum
Rhododendron
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

swamp azalea, clammy azalea, swamp honeysuckle and Azalea Tree

How to care for swamp azalea

Water

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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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
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 swamp azalea in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

32% Very Low

Growing swamp azalea in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 17th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 18.8% ☀️

January 15th, 2022

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 18.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 17th, 2022

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of da…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

swamp azalea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot swamp azalea

Nutrient needs for plant swamp azalea in Baltimore, Maryland

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

January 16th, 2022

The growing potential in Baltimore is 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 rep…

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FAQs
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!


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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for swamp azalea

swamp azalea

swamp 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 Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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