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Camelia sasanqua: varieties, prices and how to keep it healthy


If you are looking forflowering plantscold-resistant, thecamelia sasanquais the one for you. You can grow it in the garden by following our advice on care and preventions of illnesses.

This plant is native to Asia, in particular China and Japan. Let's talk about oneevergreen flowering plant, rustic and thereforedisease resistant.

Camelia sasanqua

It is an evergreen shrub that can reach a height of between 3 and 5 meters. It is a very branched plant and for this reason it requires careful attentionpruning.

Herfloweringsees aperiodvariable according tocultivarchosen. Generally thefloweringit runs from autumn to winter, from November to January but in optimal conditions it can last until March, when the temperatures begin to get milder.

Camelia sasanqua: varieties and prices

There sale of the camellia sasanquait is not very widespread. Unlike the classic camellia that is found almost everywhere, only the most well-stocked nurseries can offersaleof this plant.

Plus, if you're looking for onevarietyin particular the search becomes even more difficult. Thevarietymost common are:

  • Cleopatra
  • Kanjiro
  • Hino de gumo

Existdouble-flowered variety of camellia sasanquaor asingle flower. THEpricesvary a great deal based on different characteristics:

  • Size of the plant upon purchase
  • Variety chosen
  • Dealer

We generally recommend buying and selling online to save on the cost of purchasing a product, however, in the case of this plant, thepricesat local nurseries they are undoubtedly more accessible. On Amazon, in fact, at the purchase cost of thecamelia sasanquait will be necessary to add a contribution of 10 or 15 euros for the shipping costs, increasing the overall price.

To get an idea of ​​thepricesand varieties, "at this Amazon page" you can find thedouble flowered camellia sasanquaor the more common varieties such ascamelia sasanqua CleopatraorHino de gumo.

In the photo above two are showncamellia sasanqua flowers. The one on the left is the flowerof thevarietyCleopatra, while on the right, white in color, you can see theflowerof thevariety of Camelia sasanqua Hino de gumo. In both cases they are single-flowered varieties, while the classic camellia sasanqua is double-flowered.

Amazon prices see individual plants sold in 26cm diameter pots with prices ranging from 25 to 35 euros depending on the variety.

Propagation

If you have a friend who has this plant, there is no need to look for itsale. In late summer or late winter, you can take advantage of themultiplicationof the mother plant. You can propagate camellia by rooting leaf buds or with a semi-woody cutting by taking young branches.

Plant care

It's importantcultivate the sosanqua camelliain soils with slightly acidic or sub-acid pH reaction. The ideal pH forcultivatethe speciessosanquais between 5.5 and 6.

Before planting, you can use a soil improver to acidify the soil and perform a deep dig. Your aim must be to obtain land:

  • soft
  • fresh
  • rich in organic matter
  • well drained

For this purpose, in addition to adding soil improver to acidify the soil, you can prepare a layer of expanded clay on the bottom of the hole (especially if your soil is clayey and tends to stagnate). For organic matter, you can add a few handfuls of slow-release fertilizer such as ammonium sulfate or some well-ripened manure.

The soil improver to acidify the soil may be the one you can find more easily! That is to say acid peat, daughter soil ... if your soil tends to be calcareous, make a large hole and replace the soil intended for planting with soil for acidophilic plants.

Theresasanqua camelliait is resistant to cold but not to strong winds, so forto stopchoose a sheltered location.

Among other treatments:

  • In the summer he wants abundant irrigation but not with tap water! Use rainwater or distilled water. Tap water will undermine flowering because it tends to increase the pH reaction of the soil.
  • Administer organic fertilizer (ammonium sulphate) and, in special cases, fertilize with ad hoc mineral fertilizers to make up for any deficiencies in the soil.

Illnesses

Theillnessesthat most often affect this plant are linked to poor management. If you follow thecareexposed, there should be no problems.

If you notice spots on the leaves, black or dark spots, it could be a manganese deficiency while if the leaves are yellow, it could be ferric chlorosis and it would be good to fertilize with fertilizers enriched with iron and lower the pH of the soil.

Othersillnessestypical are aphids and scale insects. You can fight aphids with pyrethrum and scale insects with mineral oil.

Pruning

At the end of flowering, you can do onepruningsuitable for thinning the plant. As stated, thesasanqua camelliait's aplantshrub that tends to branch out a lot. Eliminates dry branches, which grow inside the trunk and suffocate the plant.


Video: How To Propagate Camellia By Cuttings. Pink Camellia Sasanqua. (November 2021).