Azaleas

If you have already heard of Rhododendrons, the Tsutsuji and the Pentanthera, then you have to know something about Azaleas as well! This flower can be seen in the Northern hemisphere during spring time and in the Southern part in winter. Its preferences to live is close to trees, next to them or even under them.

There are several differences between Azaleas and rhododendrons, as the formers are smaller that the latter. Also, Azaleas have a flower in every stem, whereas rhododendrons have what botanists call “blossom clusters”. Even the number of seeds that lay within the body of the flower is bigger in the case of Azaleas.

If you want to obtain more Azaleas, we recommend you the cuttings method. There are 10,000 types of Azaleas that have been created during history and, nowadays, science allows you to germinate the seeds in order to obtain more flowers.

The best conditions for obtaining a healthy and beautiful Azalea is to offer it an acidic soil environment, with a pH that varies between 4.5 and 6.0 and do not worry about the fertilizing substances, as this does not need to much of your care regarding this area.

This flower is used as ornamental elements in houses, particularly by people living in the United States of America. The southern habitants are known to be fans of this type of flowers, but we must not forget about its roots either. Originated from Asia and Europe, this flower has somehow managed to arrive to North America as well and in the future it is likely to spread all over the world as well.

This flower can cause several diseases, if not taken care of properly. Some leaves can get infected with several viruses in the spring and if you do not use your hands in order to remove the “negative leaves”, then it can affect your entire flower.

Another affection that Azaleas can suffer from is phytophthora. It appears as a consequence of high temperatures and inappropriate moist. However, if you get well informed in due time and take all the necessary steps in order to protect this flower, you will manage to enjoy its beauty and keep it in your house for a long period of time.

After all, flowers always manage to make our lives better and offer us a different mood when we feel down! This is one of the reasons why Azaleas should exist in your own house!

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