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Camellia Sinensis

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by ScotTi, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Purchased a cutting back in July as a novelty plant and try my hand growing my own tea. Nice surprise with the flowers I had no idea.
     

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Don't know much about this one, nor do I drink tea. We have a wild plant here called Mamaki that is supposed to make a pretty good tea. I just googled it and was surprised to see how popular it is.

    Let us know how yours turns out.
     
  3. Eric-Orlando FL

    Eric-Orlando FL Member

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    Orlando,FL 9b/10a
    Camellia sinensis should grow well for you but don't expect good tea. Usually the long hot season produces a bitter tea. There are selections from lowland areas that will produce good tea in hot areas. There is a tea plantation somewhere in South Carolina, the only one in the US.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Charleston Tea Plantation is located on Wadmalow Island, about 30 min south of Charlestion SC.
     

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