How do you water potted camellias?

Do camellias require a lot of water?

I'm just starting to plant these in a very shady, very moist area and I'm wondering if the soil is rich enough.

I'm planning to have two bushes in each of two pots (four plants total).

I have a Camellia, which I transplanted from an outdoor pot into a pot about a foot deep. It requires a good amount of water, but not too much. If the soil is a bit dry, you can add some pebbles to the bottom to hold the water. It also has a root rot problem and needs lots of fertilizer.

Camellia's do need to be in a soil with a lot of organic matter. The more the better. The roots will expand until the soil is covered. It will grow in most types of soil, but a really rich soil will give it more room to grow.

If you use pebbles as the bottom layer, that's good. If you use sand, I would put a few rocks in the bottom of the pot.

I also put a layer of charcoal at the bottom to help retain the moisture. I've had very good luck with camellias growing in a mixture of sand, sphagnum moss, compost, and perlite. The reason it's called a 'mix' is that it's a combination of all the different types of soil components, and the camellia doesn't like it when the mix is too wet or too dry. It should be maintained between moist to slightly moist conditions. In the summer it's pretty much just a matter of watering twice a week and fertilizing once a month. I've never heard of them growing in clay, but I have heard of some people who swear by it.

How do you water potted camellias?

Do you use a hose?

Or use an old spray bottle or something else?

I have a few potted camellias. They are doing well and growing nicely. I've read to use a watering can on them, but I was wondering if there is a better way. I'm thinking of putting some plastic over the top of the pots to keep the soil from drying out too much.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt. I water by hand. I use a watering can (which I hate) but that's not my main concern. I do NOT water with a hose. I will put an old garden hose in the pot and I will add a little water to it. But I would never let the whole thing soak. That will just dry it out.

I would not recommend using the hose either. I have used them in the past, but I don't recommend it. For one, the nozzle will dry out the soil. It's kind of hard to water the plants when the soil is dry, and it also wastes a lot of water. I use a gallon jug with a hose attachment, and fill it with water and let it drip. I fill it up every so often. I don't need to really water it in the beginning of spring, but I will water in the middle of summer. If I see the soil getting dry, I will spray it down, but I don't need to overdo it.

So, I don't know if you can figure this out by yourself, but try this: Put the jug near the pot. Fill it with water. Leave it alone. This will prevent the soil from drying out too much. Also, if you spray the soil down, you're wasting a lot of water.

There are a couple ways you can do this. You can just put the jug near the pot, fill it with water, and let it drip on it. Or you can put it near the pot, fill it with water, and fill it up with water. Let it sit for a while until it is almost full, then turn off the spigot. This will allow the water to drip, but it will be more controlled.

After that, you need to check on your plants at least once a week.

Do camellias do well in containers?

Did you know: the name is from the French "je ne sais quoi", meaning "I don't know what".

The original species was from a region known as Camellia sinensis. That is now China, and it is no longer a native of Japan, but a widely planted Japanese plant. Camellias look very ornamental, but it is difficult to keep them healthy in cultivation when grown from cuttings. Most are grown from seed, but some comellias can be grafted onto stocks that will give flowers at least twice a year. The flower bud appears in April or May.

Where did this species come from originally? Originally from Camellia sinensis of China and not Japan as the name might suggest, the name probably comes from the french "je ne sais quoi", meaning "I don't know what". The name has not been used in this sense for centuries. Originally, camellias were grafted onto small shoots from a type of crab apple that produced long-lasting blooms.

In early Japan camellias were grown in pot gardens in the homes of wealthy merchants, particularly in Kyoto. It was said they were more beautiful than paintings. Camellias that have survived in modern gardens can still be found in many parts of Kyoto, including Shinto shrines like the Tatsuta no michi "the way to pray for a good harvest" shrine, also called Takamaki no michi.e. Many old teahouses also have large, ornamental beds of camellias. The shape and colour of the camellia bloom are said to symbolize the passage of time in different seasons.

Why does camellia fruit not open to a flower? A young camellia is known as a bud (plural: buds) and when it opens to a flower, it's called a flower bud. When a bud becomes a flower it usually follows one of two different pathways. The first is that the bud closes to a compact structure (known as a catkin), which means it's a male flower. Some catkins of some species remain underground for a long time, often becoming woody and hard to notice.

Other species become soft and open and the flower takes on many forms.

Can camellias be overwatered?

My camellias are in a container in my bedroom, and the humidity is constantly about 80% and I water them daily.

Should I water them every 2 days or every day? Camellias need very good drainage so they can't be watered too often. They don't like to be waterlogged.

I used to water mine every day and had to water them every 2 days to get them to stop drooping. It was very expensive to water that much so I reduced the watering to every 3-5 days now. You might try that to see if it works for you.

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