Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia.
Camellias are evergreen shrubs or small trees of up to 20m tall. Their leaves are alternately arranged, simple, thick, serrated, and usually glossy. Their flowers are usually large and conspicuous, one to 12 cm in diameter, with five to nine petals in naturally occurring species of camellias. The colors of the flowers vary from white through pink colors to red, but there are yellow flowers in some certain regions.
What Make Camellias Buds Dropping Off?
Lack of nutrients and mites infestation can make camellias be too stressed to bloom.
Dramatic changes in temperature can also lead to bud drop on camellias. If camellias buds fail to open before the temperature falls off below freezing, they will die. Extreme autumn heat may also cause buds to drop.
When camellias don’t have enough energy to bloom, their buds will fall off naturally. However, over watering or under watering can make camellias buds drop off continually.
If you can keep camellias heathy, their buds can be stopped from dropping off. If bud drop continues, it may be necessary to move the plant to a more suitable location.
How to Stay Away from the Problems of Camellias?
The best way to avoid camellias flower problems is plant them where they can grow normally and freely. Moist soil is camellias preference but not too wet. Be sure to plant your camellia somewhere with good drainage.
Camellias can be grown in containers as well as the soil drains. Acid degree in soil of 6.5 is the best for camellias to develop. The nutrient levels must be kept consistent. You should choose a well-balanced fertilizer and follow instructions to gain the best result.