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Name: Ms. G
TULSA OK. (Zone 7a)
gstevenscr
Jul 14, 2015 6:16 PM CST
SRY FOR CAPS IT'S MY OCD... WITHIN THE PAST 4 DAYS MY AZALEA WENT FROM LOOKING PERFECTLY HEALTHY TO A DROOPING MESS...
BOUGHT PLANT IN APRIL... BOUGHT IN APRIL AND TRANSPLANTED IN SAME LRG POT IT'S STILL IN...THE ONLY THING THAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT WE HAD 4" OF RAIN FROM THRU - FRI... JUST CHECKED SOIL AND IT'S JUST MOIST..
ANY SUGGESTION ... TYSM...









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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 15, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Azaleas, especially the ones in pots, need to be in the shade all day through the summer months. Spring and fall they might tolerate some direct sun but not at this time of year.

Hot weather will dessicate the leaves and if it's windy that will happen faster.

When you put it into the bigger pot, did you break up the root ball from the old pot somewhat?
Elaine

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drdawg
Jul 15, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Good advice and the right questions, Elaine. Thumbs up
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Name: Ms. G
TULSA OK. (Zone 7a)
gstevenscr
Jul 15, 2015 11:22 PM CST
HI DYZZY... TYSM FOR YOUR REPLY... I DID BREAK UP THE ROOTBALL SOME AND THE PLANT ONLY GETS SOME DIFFUSED LIGHT FROM 7AM - 10 AM... IT WAS DOING GREAT TIL WE GOT ALL THAT RAIN BUT SOIL IS NO LONGER WET... TYSM FOR YOUR HELP... GAIL...
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 16, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Azaleas here do fine with daily heavy rain in the 1 to 2in range, (when it rains here, it really comes down like a fire hose) as long as there is good drainage. So that should not be what is making it wilt. They love heat and humidity.

Try misting the leaves with the hose whenever you walk by it for a while and see if that perks it up.
Elaine

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 16, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Can you post a picture showing the plant and its pot so that we can see the size of the pot? Also, what kind of potting soil is the plant growing in - the container of some kind behind it in the first picture looks to have some very coarse material in it, or is that not for plants?

Are you still watering the plant even when it rains?

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