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Tea Plant (Camelia Sinesis)

Tea Plant (Camelia Sinesis)

NOTE: Due to extreme heat during Summer months, we DO NOT ship plant outside of California during Summer. If you are outside of CA and place an order, we will hold your entire order until temperatures decline.
This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in Large Tree Pot sizes.

Regular price $60.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $60.00 USD
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Size

3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

This beautiful evergreen shrub is native to Asia and is widely cultivated for its leaves, which are used to make the world's most popular beverage: tea.

Camellia Sinensis is a versatile plant that can be grown in a variety of climates, from warm and tropical to cool and temperate. It thrives in well-draining soil that is slightly acidic and moist, with plenty of organic matter to nourish its roots.

To grow Camellia Sinensis, start by choosing a location with partial shade, as full sun can scorch the delicate leaves. Camellia Sinensis requires regular watering, especially during hot and dry weather. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, as excessive moisture can cause root rot. Fertilize the plant in the spring and summer with a balanced fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants.

Harvesting Camellia Sinensis leaves is a delicate process that requires careful attention to timing and technique. The best time to harvest is in the morning when the leaves are fresh and dewy. Use a sharp pair of scissors to snip off the top two or three leaves, leaving the rest of the plant intact.

ABOUT THIS PLANT

Botanic Name: Camelia Sinensis

Lifespan: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 10
Growth Structure: Medium size bush

Fertility Preference: ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference: ★ ★

Native to: East Asia
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 5 to 15 gallon

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