|Light Camellia japonica
continental : Avoid too much sunny locations, preferring semishady places.
alpine : For a balanced growth and in order to avoid leaves sunburns place this plant in a semishady location.
mediterranean : It is suggested to place the Camellia japonica in a semishady location, away from direct sunlight for most part of the day.
Fertilize Camellia japonica : It is advisable to use a ripe organic fertilizer, to be buried at the base of the plant at the end of winter and at the end of summer; alternatively we can use a slow-release granular fertilizer.Water Camellia japonica
continental : These plants shall be watered regularly from March to October, avoiding excessive waterings and remember to allow the soil to dry out well between two waterings. During cold months we can avoid watering.
alpine : Water the Camellia japonica regularly, specially in summer, always allowing the soil to dry out completely between two waterings.
mediterranean : It is advisable to water these plants regularly, using a good amount of water and watering deeply the soil; allow the soil to dry out between two waterings.
Pests Camellia japonica : For a luxuriant growth it is advisable to grow the acidophil plants in a low ph level soil; a too much basic soil causes the emerging of ferric chlorosis, with an evident yellowing of the foliage; in this case we suggest to use greening fertilizers containing iron. During the first week of spring apply at least one pesticide treatment, against the aphids; we suggest also a copper and sulphur anti-fungal treatment