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Jun 5, 2017 9:56 AM CST

My grandmother got this plant for mothers day and we're a little worried about it. It didn't get watered for a week or so and the soil and the branches were very dried out, the flowers were wilted (though many still have their white and pink color), and the leaves were quickly falling. I've been trying to ID it to see if this might be its natural life cycle or if there's any way to revive it if not, but I've not had any luck identifying it.

It is a very woody plant that branches out, looks like it might be a young shrub. The flowers are pink with white rims, each branch has more than one flower on it. They look small now, but when they were open they were larger. I can't remember the shape of them before they wilted, but I did try to open one up and took a picture of it. The leaves are a little on the waxy side and are rounded. When it was still in better health, there wasn't much of a scent, what was there was very mild and floral.

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Jun 5, 2017 10:02 AM CST
It looks like a called Azalea.

They REALLY hate to dry out.
Once flowers and leaves die then the chances are the whole plant is dead.
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jun 5, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Yes, its a little Azalea. They are commonly sold as house plants in the spring because they are so pretty. But its almost impossible to keep one of these alive, even with good care.

The only thing you can do at this point is put it outside in the shade and keep it watered. I still see green leaves so there is a little hope. Azaleas are not house plants.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost


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