Plant Care Assam tea

Assam tea

Also known as

Tea plant and Tea


Camellia sinensis

How to care for Assam tea


How often to water your Assam tea

Water needs for Assam tea
0.5 cups
every 9

Assam tea 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 Assam tea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Assam tea in your home

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

Assam tea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Assam tea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Assam tea in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Assam tea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Assam tea: 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 Assam tea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Assam tea is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Assam tea

Assam tea

Assam tea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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