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Camellia sinensis and self-watering pots

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nicole starts with ...
Hi all.

I have just purchased a lovely Camellia sinensis which I plan to keep in the house by our north-facing window.

I noticed that the local Bunnings only had indoor pots which are self-watering.

My question is, are self-watering pots better or worse for different plants?

Can anyone advise if a self-watering pot is a good idea for a tea plant?

Thank you!
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Brain says...
if you google camellia, you should get some good planting guides. After all, the tea plant is a camellia.

I have a tea plant (daley) in a pot in a semi-shaded area. The trick is to not let the soil dry, but having said that, they also hate wet feet, so self-watering pot is prob not a good idea, unless you drain the water - which probably defeats the purpose.

I dare say self-watering pots are great for plants with high water demand - like certain veggies.



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