Plant Care Japanese Camellia

Japanese Camellia

Also known as

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


Camellia japonica

How to care for Japanese Camellia


How often to water your Japanese Camellia

Water needs for Japanese Camellia
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese 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 Japanese Camellia

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Japanese Camellia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Camellia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Japanese Camellia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Japanese Camellia

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Japanese Camellia

Japanese Camellia

Japanese Camellia

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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