What is wrong with my azalea?

Those receiving a holiday gift plant like an azalea might be disappointed when the plant drops its leaves or refuses to rebloom. These plants are tricky to keep going, but here are a few azalea-growing tips for the determined gardener:

  • Keep azaleas constantly moist.
  • Don’t place azaleas in direct sun.
  • Put your azalea in a spot where it receives bright filtered light.
  • Feed azaleas diluted azalea or acid fertilizer every few weeks.

For more information, read University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Carson City/Storey County Extension Educator JoAnne Skelly’s article “Happy Holiday Plants.”