Grow your own tea leaves
- Camellia Sinensis - Tea Plant in A 11cm Pot
- This is the plant that is grown in the production of tea, its leaves can be picked and added to the pot to make up your own brew of tea …. Bliss!!!
- The Tea Camellia is a hardy evergreen shrub or small tree that is probably the most widely grown Camellia in the world traditionally used for caffeinated teas.
- Can be grown indoors or outdoors in the garden
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Can grow up to 4m in the right conditions.
Season of Interest
All year round. Flowers Autum and Winter.
They enjoy a lot of light but not direct sunlight, an area with partial shade is perfect
In the first 2 years of your plant becoming established, make sure to water frequently, around 2 - 3 times a week during summer. If the weather is especially warmer it may need more frequent waterings. Try and use rainwater where possible. Potted plants require more watering as the soil dries out quicker. Wait till the top 2 to 4 inches of topsoil is dry but don’t let the compost dry out completely. Water the soil until you see it draining out of the bottom, make sure the water can fully drain away and don’t leave the pot sitting in water.
Best Growing Conditions
If you're growing your camellia in a container find it a sheltered position, ideally on a north or west-facing wall. This will ensure that the early flowers do not get browned by frost which can easily happen on an cold east-facing wall where morning sun causes a quick thaw.