Camellia is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Camellia likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Camellia belongs to the Camellia genus, and is native to China, Korea, and Central and Southern Japan.
Also known as
Japanese camellia, Common camellia, Tsubaki, Rose of winter and Japonica
How to care for Camellia
Camellia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Camellia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Camellia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Camellia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.