Azalea FlowersAzalea bushes are of the same family of rhododendrons and can be deciduous or evergreen. You can get flowers deciduous azalea yellow, orange or red. The leaves of deciduous shrubs in them are taken into orange, red and deep brown color during winter.
Caring for the Azalea Flowers
Do not let the soil dry out, as this makes it difficult to rehydrate the plant and flowers. Also, do not let the roots sit in water and make sure the container has several drainage holes to prevent root rot. Keep the soil evenly moist. If it feels light or you find the top layer of dry soil, then consider water the plant. Lack of water is indicated by wilting of the plant if the plant does not wither, then placed in a container with water and let it soak for a few hours. This will help you get the rehydrated plant. Although Azalea plant will gain back its original position, there may be some shriveled and dried flowers, brown leaf tips and even leaf drop. What you can do is remove spent flowers and give the plant a good pruning after it has bloomed again. Remember not to prune the plant after mid-summer. Doing this can sabotage the production of flowers next year.
In late summer should have an inspection of the damaged branches. Remove them at the point where the damage has been initiated. Azaleas do not require fertilizer until they are provided with a good compost. However, if the leaves are seen to grow paler in its deep green color, and then feed the plant with a small amount of fertilizer. Make sure you do not overfeed the ground with it, as it can burn the roots.
Planting and growing azalea
The fall or spring is considered the ideal time to grow a plant of azalea. The soil is necessary, should be loose and well drained. Add some compost to the soil to be organic. As I said, the soil should be well drained and in order to ensure this, dig a hole and fill it with water. Give a wait of one hour to see if the water is drained. If not, then add a drain at the bottom of the hole to encourage proper drainage. Moreover, building a raised bed. The area where the plant is to be planted must be 12 inches deep, since the roots of the azalea not go deep, but spread. While planting the plant, ensure that it remains higher than the soil line, as this will help to settle. Water thoroughly and apply a thin layer of mulch. Do not place the plant in direct sunlight, the light shaded area is preferable. In addition, strong winds can number the days of Azalea flowers. Therefore, select a location that has a building or fence for protection. If the temperature drops below instead of 0-10 degrees F, then it would be advisable to keep the inside of your azalea plant or inside a heated greenhouse.
To conclude, diseases that may affect your plant Azalea Azalea include caterpillars, azalea lace bugs azalea, leaf miners, whiteflies, Agall, mildew, powdery mildew, rust and twig blight.