I have an unhappy, maybe dying azalea. But this particular azalea is one of
two I got from my grandmother who has passed away this past year. She got
her original cuttings from my OTHER grandmother, who has also passed on much
Both were limbs that had rooted. I potted both and brought one to my home
north of Atlanta. The other is at my parents home in central Georgia.
There's is doing great, so I won't absolutely die if this one doesn't make
it, but I want to do what I can.
I had noticed that spring had not perked it up like the one at my parents,
but being 150 miles further south than I am, I thought maybe it just wasn't
time yet. It started looking wilty in the hot sun and I moved it into the
shade (I don't live somewhere permanent yet and it's a small cutting that I
expect to stay in pots for awhile if possible).
This weekend, I thought maybe the pot was the problem, so I got a new pot
and some nice potting soil and came home to move it. Then I discovered the
problem. The pot wasn't draining properly. So, my azalea has been getting
drowned. I got as much of the damp soil off as I felt safe and repotted it.
It's not looking any better today.
What should I do? Leave it in it's new pot and water well? Don't water
Any advice on how to give it the best chance for survival is appreciated.