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.
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.
Thanks for the advice!
Here are some close-ups:
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.
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.
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..
It's on the windowsill of a room that has sheer curtains. So it gets sunlight but not direct. Would you recommend direct sunlight?
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..
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Great, this will do!
Definitely not bright sunlight. It would probaly be much happier outside.
Try to use rainwater for watering - azaleas don't do well if watered with hard tap water.
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.