Camellia Plants
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Repotting a Camellia Bush

Anonymous added on March 20, 2012 | Answered

I picked a camellia flower and put rooting solution on it and planted it; and to my amazement it took root. The next year the tiny thing was only 4 inches tall, but had another flower on it, 3 inches tall. I love it and think it may need a larger pot. It now has a beautiful flower on it and is about 3 feet tall. It is not very bushy, just tall. How do I safely put it into a larger pot? I am afraid to plant it in my yard, since I cover it when it freezes. I live in Atlanta.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 21, 2012

These articles will help you with transplanting itself:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/learn-more-about-repotting-houseplants.htm

It may be helful to repot the plant while laying it down. This generally makes it easier to handle and the plant is less likely to be damaged during repotting. Use a long knife to run around the inside of the pot and loosen the roots from the pot.

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