How to grow Tea plant

Tea plant growing plant of the genus Camellia and also known as Camellia sinensis, Tea plant perennial evergreen plant grow as shrub or small tree, grow in tropic or subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 9+

Tea leaves

Leaves and stems edible, the shape of the leaf is ovate with denticulate edge, the leaves are the source of green tea, black tea, white tea and more all are same plant in a different process

Flower color white-yellowish

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How to grow Tea plant growing and care:

Rich soil, moist, acid, mulch, humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do shoot or cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Crown gall, black rot, leaf spot, ghost moth

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
More for design and easy to trim the leaves

Size of the plant:
1-4 m, 40-160 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Autumn / Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Small white-yellowish flower

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After 4-5 years can start to trim the young leaves

Information about leaves:
Leaves and stems edible, the shape of the leaf is ovate with denticulate edges

Uses of Tea plant leaves:
Beverage, white tea, green tea, black tea

Scientific name:

Camellia sinensis

Blooming Seasons

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Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

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