Azalea Plants
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Azaleas

Zone New Hartford, NY | Anonymous added on August 11, 2018 | Answered

I have a potted Azalea that I bring in in the winter because of the harse weather. This summer the leaves are turning red with black spots. It is also starting to bloom. What can I do? Thank you any help would be appreciated.

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    drtreelove
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    Answered on August 12, 2018

    From the photo the plant appears extremely deficient in nutrients. This will make the plant susceptible to disease.
    I recommend re-potting it into a larger container, using a nutrient rich planting soil like this one, designed for acid loving plants like azalea:
    https://www.domyown.com/dr-earth-acid-lovers-premium-soil-organic-planting-mix-p-9496.html

    When your plant becomes established and puts out new growth, you can maintaing fertility with a flowering plant specific, slow release, organic fertilizer like this:
    https://www.domyown.com/dr-earth-home-grown-tomato-vegetable-herb-fertilizer-p-9493.html?sub_id=9492

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