Plant Care Rosebay Rhododendron

Rosebay Rhododendron

Also known as

Great laurel, Great laurel, Rosebay rhododendron, Great rhododendron, American rhododendron and Big rhododendron

Taxonomy

Rhododendron maximum
Rhododendron
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Rosebay Rhododendron

Water

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 Fort Collins, Colorado.

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
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 Rosebay Rhododendron in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

47% Low

Growing Rosebay Rhododendron in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.8% ☀️

November 29th, 2021

Fort Collins is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by 29.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of…

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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 Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Rosebay Rhododendron does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Rosebay Rhododendron

Nutrient needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Fort Collins, Colorado

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Fort Collins is very 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 bes…

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FAQs
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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Collins, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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