Caring For Azalea Plants In Pots: How To Care For A Potted Azalea Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Azaleas are hard to beat if you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant that produces masses of bright color and attractive foliage. Some deciduous types produce gorgeous autumn colors, while evergreen varieties add year-round interest to the garden. Neat and compact, azaleas are well-suited for container growing. If the prospect of growing azaleas in containers piques your interest, read on for more information about caring for azalea plants in pots. Growing Azaleas in Containers: Getting Started Azaleas are ericaceous plants, which means they thrive in acidic soil with a pH between 5.0 and 6.0. This is one advantage of growing azalea in planters, as you can easily control the quality of the growing medium. Look for a potting soil mixed specifically for acid-loving plants, or create your own by mixing half potting soil and half fine pine bark. Plant your azalea in

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