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  • From: "J. Rosano II" <>
  • To: "NAFEXer's" <>
  • Subject: [nafex] Camellia(theaceae)
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 23:04:13 -0400

Hi Joel:

Most camellia sinensis in production is kept bushy to be able to
continue to pick leaves at the
first blush or pekoe stage. These bushes are usually kept at about 4 ft
as a low type bushy habit.
They like acid and shade or diffused sun. They will grow indoors fine as
potted plants during winter
and then re-introduced back outside during the warmer growing season. If
you have a plant now, bring
it outside under an understory and give it a pot 3 to 5 times its root
ball. Use some muracid,
careful at first as it's been repotted. Possibly some pine needles in
the mix or pine bark mulch.
They respond very well to liquid fertilizers and foliar sprays as the
feed continuously... They like
moist but not continually soaked medium.
Germinating occurs at 75 to 80 degrees at about 4 weeks, although the
non-indian or chinese cold
hardy Camellia will pop at lower temperatures.

Tea is me!

Best wishes,
NH-Z, 5/6

Hortus wrote:

What is the result of propagating Camellia tea plant from seed and pot
growing (in the house)?


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