In order for the beautiful flowers to show at all, the sensitive camellia needs good care and a suitable location with the right mix of sun and shade. If this plant is not feeling well, the buds will not open, turn brown or fall off prematurely.
- Repotting camellias - when and how?
- Never let it dry out completely - water camellias properly
- There are no really hardy camellias!
The flowering of some camellia varieties:
- Camelia sasanqua: small white to dark pink flowers, September to December
- “Winter's Joy”: semi-double, light pink flowers from November to December
- “Winter's Snowman”: snow-white flowers from December to January
- “Adolphe Audusson”: dark red flowers from January
- “Spring Festival”: salmon pink to pink flowers, lighter in the middle, from late January to early February
- “April Dawn”: white-pink piebald flowers from February to April
- “Barbara Morgan”: wavy red flowers, from February
- “Erebo”: deep red, large flowers, from March
Can I influence the flowering time in any way?
In order for a camellia to bloom at all, it needs a cold period with temperatures below 10 ° C to 15 ° C. Bud formation often begins shortly after flowering, but is then driven by the cold. However, a constant supply of water and nutrients is also important.
You can postpone the flowering time a little if it is cold later or for longer. However, very few varieties are hardy. You should therefore ensure adequate protection against frost or overwinter your camellia frost-free.
The camellia is not just a houseplant. If it is permanently in the living room, it will not bloom.