How to grow Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

Written by Maggie

Dec 08 2020

How to grow Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

Many flower lovers don't know how to breed Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze. They need to use humic and slightly acidic soil for cultivation. They usually keep the soil moist during cultivation. During the growth period, they need to apply organic fertilizer every other month. Give it plenty of sunshine, shade it in summer and keep it warm in winter, and trim Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze once a year at the end of spring to make Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze grow better.

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Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

1. Humus soil for Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze has relatively high requirements on the soil. It is suitable for growing in soils with good ventilation and water retention, high fertility, and slightly acidic humus. We can choose humus, red soil, and sandy soil according to 6:3 : 1 ratio mixed as the substrate for cultivating tea tree flowers. It is best to replace the soil every two years.

2. Water in time for Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze likes to grow in moist soil. It needs to be watered in time. In spring and autumn, and to be watered every 2 to 3 days. In summer, when the temperature is too high, water in the morning and evening. Control the amount of watering in winter, you need to water once every 7 to 10 days, and stop watering on rainy days.

3. Appropriate fertilization for Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze needs to provide it with sufficient nutrients to encourage it to bloom beautiful flowers. During the growing season of Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze, we need to apply a decomposed rice wash every other month. The same applies to organic fertilizers such as water, or one-time application of flower fertilizer. When the temperature is too high or too low, no fertilizer is required.

4. Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze lighting requirements

Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze is a half-shade and half-sun plant. We usually need to increase its sunshine. Generally, we need to put it in the sun for full sun in spring, autumn and winter. In summer, we need to use a shade net for sun protection, or placed in astigmatism for breeding.

5. Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze keeps warm in winter

Usually when breeding Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze, it is best to control the temperature at about 20~30℃. Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze is not cold-resistant. If the temperature is lower than 10℃, it will enter a dormant state. 5°C will frost the plants and may even cause Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze to wither and die. Therefore, keep warm in winter and keep the temperature above 10°C.

Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

6. Pruning management for Prune Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

Prune Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze once every spring at the end of each year. Cut off the useless branches and leaves of Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze, and all the branches and leaves that affect the appearance. Do not water after pruning and store in a cool shade. Wait for the wound to dry before watering it to prevent the pruned wound from rot, which can also increase the ornamental value of Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze.

7. Pest control for Prune Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

When cultivating Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze, in addition to paying attention to management, it is also necessary to regularly treat the surrounding weeds to reduce the harm of diseases and insects to the tea flowers, and timely pruning diseased branches and leaves, every other Spray once a month with carbendazim, insecticide, zymogen and other chemicals to prevent pests and diseases.

8. Reproduction method of Prune Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze

(1) Cutting propagation

The cuttings of Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze can be reproduced in September every autumn. First, pick the branches from a strong plant. You need to keep 3 to 5 leaves at the upper end. After the wounds of the branches heal, the cuttings are placed in the soil. Just spray some water on the soil and wait two months for it to take root.

(2) Leaf cutting propagation

Leaf cutting propagation is similar to cutting propagation. You need to pick older Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze leaves and plant the leaf stalks in the soil. After planting, the soil is compacted, and the appropriate amount of water is poured to maintain the soil. Moisture and put it in a cool and ventilated place, then wait three months for it to take root.

Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O. Kuntze