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!
These tea plants are 2 years old, approximately 15″ tall, grown from bi-clonal seeds. They’re in gallon trade pots, which are 6.5×6.25″. Ready to be planted in the ground or keep in their current pots for another year.
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.
Camellia sinensis is native to tropical climates and does best around 65 to 80 degrees. Weatherized shipping is included with all our plants whenever required. We delicately wrap our live plants in layers of sheet foam, and include a 72+ hour heat pack when temperatures are low. However, we make no guarantees that our tropical plants will survive extreme freezing temperatures. It’s the duty of the buyer to open packages immediately upon arrival. Our commitment to excellence means we ship exclusively USPS Priority 1-3 day, as all live plants should be. Consider having your order Held for Pickup, or delayed during extreme weather — just send us a note with your order.