Plant Care Korean stewartia

Korean stewartia

About Korean stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia is a flowering tree in the tea family. It has smaller flowers but more attractive bark than most stewartia. It is upright when young and oval to pyramidal as it ages. It can be single or multi-trunked. It likes acid loam that is well-drained and has high organic matter.


Stewartia pseudocamellia

Also known as

Korean stewartia, Japanese stewartia and deciduous camellia

How to care for Korean stewartia


How often to water your Korean stewartia

Water needs for Korean stewartia
0.5 cups
every 9

Korean stewartia 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Korean stewartia in your home

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

Korean stewartia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Korean stewartia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Korean stewartia

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

Difficulty Level

Korean stewartia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Korean stewartia

Korean stewartia

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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