Large Tea Plant
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Stunning plant. Thank you x
I was delighted with my large tea plant I keep it in its pot in my greenhouse I live in Elgin Moray Scotland
Brilliant value for money.
A long promised present to myself. Healthy, a good size and doing very well on my patio, with new growth after only a fortnight. The leaves are a lovely glossy dark green, and it looks very smart in its pail (I went with the vintage bucket). Give it a few years and I'll be launching my own tea company, look out PG! It's a bit too soon to harvest it (you should wait a year or two, really, but you can obviously make tea out of the prunings if you're training it!), but I did pinch off a couple of leaves to make a pot of fresh white tea, and it was delicious! I just have to restrain myself now, or it'll be totally denuded!
Exceptionally well presented, extremely healthy and well-packaged plant!
An unusual plant but perfect for the recipient of my gift. The website was clear about conditions for growing which helped me make a choice. Also there were a variety of sizes at different prices which was useful.
I ordered the tea plant which arrived on time and in good condition. Packed very well for transit. I am very pleased with both the plant and the service.
Speedy service to west coast of Scotland. Healthy plant. Well packaged,
Nice healthy plant, good delivery
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Tea plants are members of the Camellia family and are really outdoor plants, but when they are young they make decorative pot plants in a cool room. Tea plants are quite slow growing, but eventually they can reach heights of 2 metres
While the plant is indoors, keep it as cool as you can and make sure there is plenty of natural light but not direct sunlight. An East or West facing window is ideal. Outdoors your plants will do well in pots on a sheltered patio or in a partially shaded spot. Tea plants are hardy but whilst young they should be protected from severe frosts particularly when in a pot.
Keep your Camellia Sinensis well watered, the compost should feel wet to touch at all times. As your plant grows it can be repotted in a larger pot or even in the ground. All Camellia's like acid soil, so choose compost suitable for rhododendrons and heathers and other acid-loving plants.
Tea plants produce small fragrant flowers in winter and dark glossy leaves year round.To develop a more bushy shape you may wish to pinch out the top few leaves every now and then.
Once you have a sizable bush the leaves can be harvested fresh to make green tea or dried to make traditional brown tea.