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Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Tea (Camellia sinensis)

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R1412-4

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4" Pot Size
383 in stock

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Tea (Camellia sinensis)
It’s tea time! Harvest your own tea leaves from the young shoots of this famous plant. Depending on how you dry and cure the leaves you'll get black, green or white tea. C. sinensis is hardy in the southern United States, but is perfect as a potted plant when grown in a cool spot indoors during the winter.

Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10
Bloom Season Spring, Winter
Sun Requirement Full Sun, Partial Sun
Grows to 2-4'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 35


Tips for Success: 
 

• Use fertilizer only at the beginning of active growth.
 

• Water when soil surface appears dry and then
  thoroughly saturate the root ball.
 

• Give partial sun year-round. 
 

• Give 30-40°F nighttime temperatures during the winter.
  Warm nights during the winter time will cause “bud blast.”
  Up to 59°F is okay.
 

• Give a slightly acidic soil between (soil ph between 4.8 - 5.8)
 

• Pinch back young cuttings to get full and bushy growth,
  although this discourages flowering early on.
 

• 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts/ one gallon of water given twice a
  year supplies their magnesium requirements.


  1. Great Plant - Great Shipping Review by Wade
    How do you rate this product?

    Transplanted right into a 6" pot; the root structure is so good that the plant took right to the change. It is very healthy and will go into the yard soon! (Texas-7b) (Posted on 8/6/2014)

  2. Smaller than I thought, but otherwise it's Great! Review by TheTeaMan
    How do you rate this product?

    It is almost like a vine. You could probably train it to grow on a lattice. I am in AZ, and it came in perfect shape! (Posted on 7/11/2014)