It is a long process during the autumn and winter when the plant enters sleep where you need low temperatures lower than 15 C to develop its flowers. At this stage it is very good for the fertilisation of the soil with organic fertilizers (manure, humus, compost, etc.) The third stage is that of flowering. It is important to irrigate here well. Experts confirmed that most blooms when environmental temperatures range around 12 C. above these temperatures the saplings can fall without opening. The last stage is the formation of fruits and seeds. That it is not common to happen but if we see that the Council are developing it is to remove them to favor quickly pass to the first stage of the new vegetative development with the aim of obtaining good flowering next year. Suggestion: Camellia is a plant growth slow, but you can stimulate it if cut out the center stem, in the event that it is a copy too bolting.
Always cut after flowering and a strong egg yolk. You don’t need pruning, but if we will eliminate their flowers you withered. Reproduction by cuttings in the month of January and February. Camellia is given well also on inside but must be careful with the rooms closed with heating. After the spring flowering begins a rest period of 4-6 weeks, during which must be watered a little less, but making sure that the soil stays damp.
In the summer, the plant will be accumulating reserves for the next flowering. The flower buds begin to form at the end of the summer, time during which their buds are very sensitive to high temperatures and the strong sun. Pests and diseases: the Camellia is a plant prone to attack from different pests like mealybugs, aphids, root worms, larvae of beetles, mites or mites of the leaves, among others. Also often seen affected by various types of fungi. Other alterations to the plant as the premature falling of the saplings can be produced by defect in the Subscriber, a too sunny exposure, or excessive or lack of watering. Another very characteristic of the camellias symptom is the chlorosis or yellowing of the leaves lack product generally iron or some other nutrient soil. Properties: Oil from its seeds is very little dehydrated and retains moisture; for this reason, it was used as a hair conditioner and skin treatments, to prevent the acrimony. Its excellent antioxidant properties make it ideal for cooking. An oil that the Japanese used is extracted from its seeds to dye their hair. The coal obtained from Camellia wood is considered highly fuel, providing a moderate heat, long lasting and non-sparking. The ashes of wood of this plant were used as a catalyst for purple dyes and safflower. Since Camellia wood not only is hard and solid, but also heavy, viscous and bright, was widely used as raw material in the manufacture of tools and other utensils such as dishes, cups, combs, as for the elaboration of handicrafts. .Today, the efflorescence of Camellia ornamental quality is highly valued and the same hybridization has become very popular among horticulturists, in an effort to create new varieties with large and beautiful flowers in the Costa gardens site if you want to know something more of the Camellias, found two podcast brief on its history and on some curiosities original author and source of the article.