Plant Care Rosebay Rhododendron

Rosebay Rhododendron

Also known as

Great Laurel, Great Laurel, Rosebay rhododendron, Great rhododendron, American rhododendron and Big rhododendron


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How to care for Rosebay Rhododendron


How often to water your Rosebay Rhododendron

Water needs for Rosebay Rhododendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Rosebay Rhododendron needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Rosebay Rhododendron

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Rosebay Rhododendron in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

36% Very Low

Growing Rosebay Rhododendron in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Charlotte, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 25th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 27.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Charlotte is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to increase by 27.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Charlotte, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Great Laurel in your home

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

Rosebay Rhododendron 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 Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Rosebay Rhododendron does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Rosebay Rhododendron

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

Difficulty Level

Rosebay Rhododendron 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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Care Summary for Rosebay Rhododendron

Rosebay Rhododendron

Rosebay Rhododendron

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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