A lovely plant, which I'd found hard to obtain elsewhere.
Just beautiful and the recipients delighted with number of buds waiting to burst forth
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
These Camellia (camellia sasanqua) will do best in the garden either in a pot or planted out into the ground. This variety is autumn flowering and will produce a flush of blooms from October to December.
Choose a sheltered, partially shaded position for your Camellia where you can enjoy the autumn flowers. Keep your plant well-watered, especially whilst in a pot, the compost should feel damp to the touch.
After flowering, your Camellia plant can be re-potted in a larger pot with ericaceous compost or planted out into the ground. Camellias like acidic soil, so choose compost suitable for rhododendrons, heathers and other acid-loving plants.
Over time Camellias can grow into quite substantial specimens several feet high. In China, where these plants originate, they have even been known to reach 15ft and 500 years old.
These are garden plants and will always be happiest outdoors in ericaceous soil. They do need well drained soil so do make sure that the excess water can drain out the bottom. Try to avoid a situation where the early morning sun shines on frosted plants because this can spoil the flowers.