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Can I feed camellia with Tomorite?
I would incorporate giving it some potash in the form of Tomato feed, (Tomorite) as this helps initaites flowers and fruits. It may just be lacking this, so worth a try. I have had a camelia for around 5/6 years - it had buds for the first time last year but didn't flower.
What causes yellowing of camellia leaves?
They can grow in slightly alkaline soils but the tell-tale sign of a camellia growing in the wrong pH is a yellowing of the leaves. It's referred to as lime-induced chlorosis and is caused by the plant's inability to absorb iron from the soil due to the pH being too high.
Can I use Tomorite on other plants?
Can I use Tomorite Concentrated Tomato Food on my strawberries and other plants? Yes, you can use it on courgettes, potatoes, peppers, aubergines and on other plants where liquid feeding is required. Use at the diluted rate recommended on the bottle.
What do you feed azaleas and camellias?
For Azaleas, Camellias and Rhododendrons use an acidic fertilizer such as EB Stone Organics Azalea, Camelia & Gardenia Food or Master Nursery Azalea, Camellia, Gardenia Food once after bloom(early Spring), once early Summer (June), and once in early Fall (September).
Why do camellia buds not open?
Reasons for Camellia Flowers Not Opening
If the temperature drops below freezing before the camellia plant buds have a chance to open, they may fall off. Extreme autumn heat may also cause buds to drop. If camellia plants have a lack of nutrients or are infested with mites, they become too stressed to open flowers.