How to Propagate Camellias from Seeds
Hello to all plant lovers, hope you all doing perfect and enjoying the beauty of nature.
Today in this topic we are going to learn how to propagate Camellia from seed and for being more specific, we are going to learn Camellia Sinensis from seed.
So without further ado let`s get into it.
Growing Camellias From seed
Growing Camellias from seed is much slower than other propagation methods, taking many years to bloom, if at all.
Also growing a plant from seeds requires very good gardening skills and of course a gardener with so much enthusiast because it is a real challenge.
Camellias don’t work out as expected from seed and seldom is a decent blossom delivered from seed.
Out of numerous seedlings, the opportunities for a prevalent assortment are exceptionally thin since camellias have been hybridized for north of 2000 years to create the assortments accessible today.
Whenever seed are experienced the case starts to break slightly and seed are fit to be picked. Splash the seed for 12 hours or break cautiously the hard coat to support germination.
Whenever seed are capable the case begins to break slightly and seed are fit to be picked. Sprinkle the seed for 12 hours or break warily the hard coat to help germination.
Camellia fruit or seed ripen at various times depending on their location and variety, most however, are ready to harvest in fall.
When Camellia matures over time you can see the seedpods of the plant turns brown and they crack open.
Wait for that to happen and when it happens, collect the mature seedpods and soak the seed for about 12 hours before you plant them.
DO NOT allow your seeds to dry out, it would kill the tissues inside the seed and it will never grow again, seeds should be planted as soon as possible.
Seed can be germinated faster by placing them in a plastic bag and covered with sphagnum moss, which should be misted until moist.
They will usually germinate within a month or so, at which time you should notice small taproots, prior to planting these in pots, snip off some of the taproots.
Continue to keep them moist when planted and place the pots in a warm location with bright, indirect light.
Take a note some of the Camellia varieties grow best in partially shaded areas in well-drained soil (if you keep your plants in pots be sure they have well drainage holes).
Although planting can take place at any time, fall is more favorable, as the roots have more time to establish themselves.
Camellias require frequent watering once planted eventually shortening to about once a week once plants are established.
A generous layer of organic mulch will help retain moisture and keep down weeds.
Pruning of Camellia is usually not necessary but may be performed in spring for appearance.