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MeomyeMeomye Posts: 924

This is the first time I have owned a Camelia and mine has just started flowering, could someone please advise me how best to care for it? for instance, should I be feeding it whilst it is in flower? It is in a container.  


  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    it should be in lime free soil, water well in autumn and now in spring .

  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 924

    Thanks for replies, it is potted in eracaceus soil. Sorry I am still not clear on this image, am I right in thinking you only feed once a year then?, when link refers to 'no need to feed until next season' ?

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'd feed it after flowering then in the autumn, it gives it fuel to overwinter.

  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    they need food and plenty of water in autumn because that's when the flower buds are forming as far as I am aware.

  • When do you feed camelia

  • Feed weekly from March through to September and occassionally in winter as per the instructions on your feed.

    Choosing a Camelia feed with seaweed, which will help acidify the soil as well as providing root protection and nutrition, included much needed iron. 'Camellia Focus' by is a good choice, but there are others too.

  • My camelia is in a large pot - many of the leaves are brown/yellow and the flowers look scorched.  Should I repot into ericacious soil and move to sheltered spot in garden...?
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