We suggest locating this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight during the coolest hours of the day. To prevent damage caused by the cold temperatures, during the months with definately harsh minimum temperatures, we can protect the shrubs by covering the soil around the stem with straw or dry leaves.We suggest growing the the Azalea mollis outdoors year round, as they don't fear cold weather.
Care Azalea mollis
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Azalea mollis is medium in size and 3 m in height; in the spring it assumes a yellow colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Azalea mollis has a shrub- like development.
Feed Azalea mollis
Shrubs develop new shoots and prepare their flowers during the spring period, therefore we must remember, by the end of the winter, to give it a good dose of humus or mature manure, or granular slow release fertilizer, to be added to the soil at the foot of the plant. During the spring we can choose a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to mix with the irrigating water, every 20-25 days.
Irrigation Azalea mollis
The Azalea mollis needs to be watered quite frequently, every 2-3 weeks ; if there are abundant rains we can diminish watering, which should be done only when the soil is dry. The suggested quantity is 1-2 buckets of water . If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender.
Adversity Azalea mollis
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Substrate Azalea mollis
Let’s grow the the Azalea mollis in a specific soil for acidophilic plants, which slightly withholds moisture.
Cultivate Azalea mollis
These plants need to be grown in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.