Plant Care Camellia

Camellia

About Camellia

Camellia is a relatively rare 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.

Taxonomy

Camellia japonica
Camellia
Theaceae
Ericales

Also known as

Japanese camellia, Common camellia, Tsubaki, Rose of winter and Japonica

How to care for Camellia

Water

How often to water your Camellia

Water needs for Camellia
0.5 cups
every 9

Camellia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Camellia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Camellia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Camellia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Camellia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Camellia: repot after 2X growth

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Camellia can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Fertilizer
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Camellia

Camellia

Camellia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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