Grow your own tea! DIY Matcha powder! Green tea, black tea, white tea, yellow tea, and oolong tea all come from Camellia sinensis! This tropical weather loving mini-tree is also known as “tea plant”, “tea shrub”, and “tea tree” (not to be confused with Melaleuca alternifolia, the source of tea tree oil). Pick your own leaves – process and brew your own tea! Our stock of tea plants are of the sinensis variety, cultivated originally in Nepal. Growing Camellia sinensis at home is easy-peasy! They’re well adapted to a wide variety of growing conditions. Camellia sinensis prefers partial sun, high humidity, and regularly watered but not overly wet soil.
These tea plants are 2+ years old, approximately 20-35″ tall from the bottom of the pot (most are about 26″), and are grown from bi-clonal seeds.
All pictures are of actual plants from our inventory. Most plants will not currently have flowers/fruit, but we will send fruiting plants if available. Blooms are elegantly fragrant!
This live Camellia sinensis tea plant will come potted with our high quality, in-house formulated tea soil in your choice of…
▲ Quart Trade Pot – 4.33×5″ – No added cost, as seen in the second to last photo. This option is best if you intend to repot them or plant them in the ground very soon. Most of these plants are overgrown for quart trade pots and will require a larger pot or to be planted in the near future to remain healthy.
✿ Ecoforms Nova – 6×5.5″ – Premium, eco-chic organic polymer pots made from renewable grain fibers. As seen in photos 3, 4, 5, and 10. Saucer and pine bark top-dressing included. Biodegradable over 5 years when kept outdoors. Fresh potting media, and space for the roots to grow for 1 or more years. A good choice if you plan on keeping the plant out of the ground, or in pots indefinitely. These eco-friendly pots are available in Coral Red, Ebony Black, Avocado Green, Harvest Yellow, Turquoise Blue (pictured), Tangerine Orange, White Sand Beige, Natural Light Brown, or Mocha Dark Brown. Specify your color choice in the order notes, or let us choose one for you!
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Tea plants are native to tropical climates, and generally do best around 65 to 80 degrees. PLEASE have your order Held for Pickup if your forecast shows 40°F temperatures or lower – we’ll pay for the service at no extra cost to you – just shoot us a message with your order.