I love tea , what plant can I grow as a substitute for regular tea plants?
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Hi, How are you? Hope youre all staying safe from the virus and other things?! You've got an article by Amy Grant on germinating Tea Seeds (Camelia Siniensis). Would it be possible to get some advice from her or others on germinating them please. The problem I'm having is ive soaked them in water for 24/48 hours and the majority have sunk. And then I've left them all in a wet paper towel now for well over a month, yet none have cracked open. Any ideas what to do to get them growing please? Take Care, Stay Safe, Kind Regards, Oliver :)
If none have cracked, then all seeds are not viable. Cracking will signify that there is action from within the seed, and cellular growth is happening.
It is very important to use fresh seeds. The longer that they dry before treatment, the more likely the seeds have died.
Once you do find seeds that will crack, warmth (over 70 degrees), and humidity will be key. Wet is bad. Dry is bad. Moist is what you will be aiming for during germination.
I think the problem will be, largely, solved with fresh seeds. Just make sure that they are mature, fully.
Hi BushDoctor, Thanks for the reply. Have you had personal experience, or do you know how long they should take to crack open? Kind Regards
I've had my Fukien Tea tree for about 2 months now. It has been doing really good. Up until 7 days ago that is. Now the top of the tree is dying. Leaves are turning black. It is kept outside so gets plenty of sun. I am a beginner but trying. Should I cut that part off? Should I keep it and wait and see? Am dying to hear what you think.
Keeping the soil moist is a good idea, but there are two things that will kill the tree. Dry soil, and sopping wet soil. The soil must not have a chance to dry out, completely. The soil must not remain wet, or pooling in the bottom, either.
Unfortunately, both can have a similar appearance. Making sure that the soil has drainage holes will be the best way to ensure that the soil cannot pool up with water.
Water until it comes out of the drainage hole and stop once it does. Make sure the soil is amended with organic matter. Compost mixed with potting soil will suffice, at the very least.
Here is an article that will help you to know what soil this will require:
The branches snap off and they behave like wood , with no sap. I have tried to dig it out of the pot but it seems to have a good root system on it, so I'm a little confused as to what to do.
If the roots are good and alive, then I would leave it alone to recover.
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