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 Miami, Florida.

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 Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

62% Medium

Growing swamp azalea in Miami right now

Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Miami, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.6% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Miami is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to decrease by 18.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Miami, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

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

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of daylig…

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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 🚫.

Miami, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.

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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
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 Miami, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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