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khourshedNovember 2, 2011

i bought this plant for my wife's birthday. it seems i gonna take care of it

i want to start read about it

can you help me with the name

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9211079@N05/6306318060/

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

your pic. Very pretty!

It looks like an Rhododendron/azalea but I wouldn't usually expect to see one in a pot. That may be necessary for growing in Saudi Arabia?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 11:40AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Azalea indica - not frost hardy so always grown as a house plant in the UK. Needs plenty of light, but not direct sun, and cool conditions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Azalea indica

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 12:06PM
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khourshed

many thanks.
seems i am having a lot to read to keep it alive

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 12:16PM
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ronalawn82(z9FL)

khourshed, among your photographs I saw an outdoor scene with Date Palms and similar. If this is the area in which you live, you can set the azalea outside after it has finished blooming (certainly by next March) and treat it as an outdoor plant; unless you want to have it indoors for those months when it will be green only. Take care not to prune it after July or it might not flower next year. You can bring it inside when it starts to bloom again.
Incidentally, are you the one standing next to the 'Allegra' robot?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 12:44PM
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khourshed

purpleinopp, in Saudi Arabia all indoor plants are imported from Holland. They produce very beautiful indoor plants.

ronalawn82, I do not think it will tolerate being out door in the summer. in my part of the world it is very hot and sun is burning.
The photo of the date palm was taken in one of the 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi so the land scape is beautiful
yes it is me beside the Robot ;-)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 3:14PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

...imported from Holland. They produce very beautiful indoor plants.

I totally agree!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 4:11PM
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birdsnblooms

Purple..Florist Azaleas are sold here year round, especially on holidays. They're forced into buds/blooms, flowers of all colors.

Not the easiest house plants, but with proper care they will survive. Toni

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:39AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Thanks, Toni. I've probably seen them and just didn't pay any attention. If it doesn't have variegated foliage (and isn't on clearance) I'll probably just walk right by. I gave up trying to grow house plants just for their flowers a LONG time ago. But in Saudi Arabia, I'm sure any plant would be a wonderful novelty to anyone. OP's plant is especially nicely-shaped, too. There's nothing to not like about that!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 10:32AM
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    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 5:45AM
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