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Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
Amazing range of colour: red, pink, purple white and bicolour. Double and Single.
Plants for bright, cool conditions of around 10-15°C (50-59°F)
Azaleas naturally bloom in spring, but they are forced into flower early for Christmas
Grow in a cool location (does not like central heating) and keep moist. So not let the compost dry out. Place the container on a pebble tray or saucer to maintain humidity
A sunny windowsill is an ideal position for azaleas during winter
In mid-April, repot using an ericaceous compost. Plants can be stood outdoors in a cool, shady site for the summer but keep moist. Bring indoors before frosty weather.
The favourite Christmas Houseplant usually red but they now come in pink white and marbelled too.
Glendoick only sell Scottish grown Poinsettia as they hate travelling. Supermarket poinsettias usually die quickly as they have been trucked from round Europe and then they dont last.
They need bright, but filtered light, away from strong sun and they hate draughts.
Best with a minimum temperature of 13-15°C (55-59°F) but they can take cool temperatures as long as it is not draughty or fluctuating.
Be careful when transporting poinsettias from the shop to your home in the winter, as the cold outdoor temperatures can damage the foliage. If cold or windy ask for wrap for the plant.
Do not overwater and keep water off the foliage but mist to keep humidity up.
Very hard to get back into flower so usually thrown away after Christmas.
Top 5 Christmas Houseplants