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Tea (Camellia sinensis)

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Botanical name:
c. theiferacamellia sinensisthea viridis


Tea plays a very important role in many countries, both as a sacrament and as a profane stimulant and luxury food. Its history is inextricably linked to all ancient cultures of Asia. As an important caffeine-containing plant (as are coffee, mate or
guarana), the tea plant is also of great economic importance.

From the leaves of the genuine tea shrub both green and black tea are produced. In Central Europe, it can only be kept indoors during the year and is of limited use as a crop, but is can also be regarded as a purely ornamental houseplant. There are some reports of successful experiments in self-supporting tea cultivation in a heated greenhouse or in winter gardens with ventilation and other plants which protect the tea shrub from high temperatures and direct sunlight.

Camelia sinensis, approx. 5 tea seeds

Growing instructions

The tea plant is suitable for winter garden or indoor culture in Central European climates. It is best to sow the seeds immediately in peat or cooir substrate approx. 2 cm deep and put them in a damp and warm environment. The plant likes moderately warm, bright locations with high humidity and not too harsh direct sunlight. Use peat-containing permeable soil and if possible soft water. Avoid exposing the plant to direct air flow from heaters in your apartment. Overwinter in a cool and bright spot.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
1–3 m
Flower colour:
Partially shadySun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing depth:
2 cm
Best germination temperature :
23 – 25 °C
Germination time in days:
14 – 50Irregular

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
echter teeteestrauch


Reviews: 5

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  5. 1 star 2

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4 of 5 stars
by Bananaman on 8/1/07

Die Samen dürfen auf keinen Fall zu feucht gehalten werden, sonst verfaulen sie bevor sie keimen.

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5 of 5 stars
by Silvio on 9/4/07

Meine Pflanzen kommen auch mit normalem Leitungswasser gut zurecht.

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1 of 5 stars
by LUkas on 9/28/08

Samen sind nicht keimfähig gewesen.

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3 of 5 stars
by Marco on 2/5/11

wie lange dauert es denn so bis sie keimen?

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1 of 5 stars
by Christiane on 9/3/07

Trotz Aussaat wie vorgegeben keinen Keimerfolg erzielt. Vielleicht waren die Samen nicht mehr keimfähig?

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