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2. Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica)
A legendary beauty that has become an integral part of the history of floriculture, camellia does not lose its charm today. An exemplary classic and very expensive plant is still considered a luxury item today. A romantic aura seems to envelop the whole room with this beauty, and you can endlessly admire the elusive charm of her seemingly rustic flowers. Camellia is a plant from another, gallant era that invites you to immerse yourself in dreams.
Over time, these very decorative, graceful densely branching shrubs can reach heights from 1.5 m to almost 3 meters, although the specific sizes of camellias are very easy to control by pruning.
Glossy, very dark in color leathery leaves of a classic oval shape with a pointed tip seem inconspicuous and create a modest background for flowering. On a dark green crown, each camellia flower appears to be a radiant vision.
Camellia flowers are not only large, but also incredibly special. Double flowers seem to be both perfect and sloppy at the same time. Beautiful yellow stamens in the lush center of the camellia flower are visible only after opening, and even then not in all varieties. The petals are numerous, grow together at the base, form an asymmetrical and lush flower up to 12 cm in diameter, as if symbolizing the concept of simple, romantic, vintage beauty. Delicate and romantic camellia conquers with its imperfect pastorality.
The color palette of camellias includes watercolor shades of pink, fuchsia, white and red, often with different washes.
The flowering period of camellias lasts from December to April.
- Conditions during the active growing season: scattered light place or semi-shady location, room or cool temperatures, in summer you can take out into the open air.
- Resting stage conditions: bright, but diffused lighting and air temperature from 10 to 15 degrees.
- The complexity of caring for a camellia: high.
- Watering and air humidity: abundant watering with soft water, but without dampness (in winter - reduce to light humidity), high air humidity.
- Top dressing of camellias: once every 2 weeks from March to August, the rest of the time - once a month - with full fertilizers.
- Camellia pruning: lightly pruning branches after flowering (if necessary).
- Pests and diseases: scale insects, aphids and thrips.
- Common problems: dropping of camellia buds and buds when moving the plant at the budding stage.
- Transplant time: after flowering.
- Transplanting frequency: only as the substrate is filled with roots.
- Camellia substrate: special for rhododendrons, sour and light.
- Reproduction of camellia: cuttings.
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