About Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. It is of the genus Camellia of flowering plants in the family Theaceae.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||tea plant, chinese plant,chai,|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||10.00 to 15.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Bloom Time ||October to December|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Camellia sinensis has been considered an invasive pest species in a nature reserve in Tanzania. There are also reports of it spreading into Madagascan forests where it may have detrimental effects on the regeneration of native forests which are important lemur habitats.
Camellia sinensis care
Camellia sinensis can be grown in most moderate zones in the United States. Zones 7, 8 & 9 provide the most suitable outdoor climates althought it can be grown in greenhouses and/or protected areas in colder climate zones or used in containers where you could protect it from severe freezes.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||10 °C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Camellia sinensis special feature
It may be grown as a specimen or in small groups, or it may be trimmed as a hedge. In St. Louis, experimental plantings must be sited in well-protected locations around houses, foundations and patios or in containers that can be overwintered in greenhouses.
Camellia sinensis uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- used as a gargle or injection, for some digestive problems and to reduce sweating in fevers
- In Tamil Nadu, tea leaves have been used homeopathically for mania, paralysis, nervousness, neuralgia and sleeplessness
- its used as a tea plant
- used in tea
- yellow or green tea etc
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Camellia sinensis ?
Camellia sinensis is commonly known as tea plant, chinese plant,chai,
How tall do Camellia sinensis grow?
On average Camellia sinensis grows 10.00 to 15.00 feet
What color are Camellia sinensis ?
A Camellia sinensis plant bears flowers of color White
When Camellia sinensis blooms?
With enough light, Camellia sinensis may produce White flowers in October to December
How hard is Camellia sinensis to grow?
A Camellia sinensis is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Camellia sinensis need?
A Camellia sinensis prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Camellia sinensis need?
A Camellia sinensis prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Camellia sinensis need?
A Camellia sinensis prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Camellia sinensis like?
A Camellia sinensis prefers 10 °C
How often should I fertilize my Camellia sinensis ?
To encourage Camellia sinensis growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Monday, 23 September 2019
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