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ait_z28ait_z28 Posts: 14

Can someone identify this please, I also need watering tips as it seems to be dying on me.

I'm growing it indoors, temps are between 27c to 18c around the day (80F to 64F) with no direct sun light.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561

    I can't tell without a close up of the flowers and a leaf but, for watering, when in doubt, I immerse the whole pot in a bucket of water till no further bubbles appear then let it drain completely.   This way it never sits in water which can drown the roots.  You can tell when it needs it by feeling the compost with your finger.  If it's dry one inch down it needs watering.

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  • ait_z28ait_z28 Posts: 14

    Thanks for the advice!

    Here are some close-ups:

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,827

    Its hard to tell what the plant is but it looks like a poorly Azalea. I think the temperatures you quote are too hot for it as the flowers look frazzled, but I agree with Obelixx as to ensuring the compost gets well wetted.

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    It looks like a potted azalea, in which case it's in too high a temperature. It will do better, after a soak, in a light porch.

    SW Scotland
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I agree that it looks like an azalea. Mine are hardy outdoor ones so I'm clueless to advise on how to care for them as houseplants but I did find this link..

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/growing-azalea-houseplants.htm

  • ait_z28ait_z28 Posts: 14

    It's on the windowsill of a room that has sheer curtains. So it gets sunlight but not direct. Would you recommend direct sunlight?

  • ait_z28ait_z28 Posts: 14
    Kitty 2 says:

    I agree that it looks like an azalea. Mine are hardy outdoor ones so I'm clueless to advise on how to care for them as houseplants but I did find this link..

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/growing-azalea-houseplants.htm

    See original post

     Great, this will do!

    Thanks everyone.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,827

    Definitely not bright sunlight. It would probaly be much happier outside.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312

    Try to use rainwater for watering - azaleas don't do well if watered with hard tap water. 

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    If the plant was bought recently, it may be one of the tender azaleas which are sold pre Christmas so would be killed by frost.

    SW Scotland
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