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Cuidados de la planta Camellia japonica o Camelia.

Care of the plant Camellia japonica or Common camellia

The genus Camellia, a family Theaceae, includes 200 species of shrubs and trees native to Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Some species are: Camellia japonica, Camellia sasanqua, Camellia sinensis, Camellia vietnamensis, Camellia taliensis, Camellia oleifera.

Common names: Common camellia, Rose of winter, Japanese camellia. This species is native to China, Japan and Korea.

They are shrubs or slow-growing evergreen trees that reach 6 meters in height. The leaves are glossy dark green. The flowers can be double or single and white, red or pink.

Camellia japonica need cool annual average temperatures, always below 15 ºC. They need a shaded or semi-shaded exposure; They are native to very cold areas.

The soil should be acidic soil mixed with peat and manure.

Water frequently to maintain constant humidity. In winter reduce the risks.

Fertilize monthly with mineral fertilizer in spring and summer.

They do not need pruning, only remove the withered flowers.

They propagate by cuttings in late winter; use rooting hormones.

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Camellia japonica
Camellia japonica
Camellia japonica
Camellia japonica
 

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