I have two Tea plants, Julie and Saint Frank.
Notes from Camellia Shop's FAQ
- soil pH of 5.5-6.0
- They like to be moist, never dry and they will not tolerate wet feet.
We suggest planting on a slightly raised planting to help with drainage. Provide a 2-3” mulch with leaves, straw or bark - never rocks or rubber mulch.
- Use soil destined for azaleas or other camellias
- Fertilize with Hollytone four times a year
- Get an organic oil soap to control aphids and mites
- Don't use a time-release or granular fertilizer because that can cause burning
- You must feed regularly, once every 7-14 days during growing season.
When planting in containers:
- Keep roots close to the top of the container
- make sure there are drain holes
- fill the very bottom with pebbles so that the drain holes don't clog