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 Tucson, Arizona.

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 Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

58% Medium

Growing Rosebay Rhododendron in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.6% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 18.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Rosebay Rhododendron in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Rosebay Rhododendron does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 Tucson, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Tucson is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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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 Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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