With the proper care, azaleas can be a wonderful blooming houseplant. After the initial blooms have faded, the azalea can be moved into a bright window where it gets some morning sun. Avoid direct hot sun. Azaleas love cooler temperatures.

If you live in an area that does not get hard frosts, try planting your azalea outside or even leave it in its pot. If you live where it gets hot, keep it in some shade.

Azaleas typically develop buds in winter and will bloom in late winter or early spring. Most of the potted plants gifted for the winter holidays have been 'forced' into blooming early. Keep your plant in a pot or plant it outdoors and it will readjust to its normal bloom cycle.