Specie: R. simsii
Indoor Azalea: Sims azalea
Name in Latin: Ericaceae
Name in English: Heath or Heather Family
Origin: Southern Asia
Growth Habit: Multi-branched shrub: sometimes straggly
Flower: Broadly funnel-shaped
Blooming Period: spring
Leaf: lanceolate to linear-elliptic, alternatively arranged
house or garden plant (will tolerate summer conditions in sheltered position)
Care and Handling
Soil: well drained, acidic soil
Amount of water: generously in summer and moderate in winter, never let dry out. ( lime free water).
Nutrition: March -Aug with standard liquid fertilizer. Dilute ro 1/2 when in bloom
Special handling: demanding plant: bright light but not direct sun, maintain temp 10-15 C, benefit fro daily misting until buds start, some toxicity.
Greek for rose tree "rhodos" = rose "dendron" = tree