CAMELLIA FLOWER COLOURS, MEANING & GIFTING OCCASION
White Camellia Meaning
- Good luck
Pink Camellia Meaning
- Someone who is missed dearly
Yellow Camellia Meaning
When To Gift Yellow Camellia
- Siblings Day
- International Friendship Day
Red Camellia Meaning
IMPORTANT GIFTING NOTES FOR CAMELLIA
Camellia For Gifting: Do's
- They’re not toxic to humans, dogs, or cats, which means if your recipient has children or fur babies, this is the go-to!
Camellia For Gifting: Don'ts
- Camellias aren’t hard to take care of, but can face infestation issues from insects such as aphids, mites, or scale. Making tea out of the bouquets you received is a huge no no.
CAMELLIA FLOWER CARE 101
Basic Care Steps For Cut Camellias
- Wash the vase cleanly with fresh water, and remove any foliage from the camellia stem that would be submerged in the vase’s water.
- Hold the bottom of the flower stem under water and cut it at an angle.
- Need more tips? Read our Flower Care Guide!
Additional Pro-Tips for Camellia Flower Care
- As you clean out your vase, add flower food to your water. Without this, your cut Camellia might only survive for a short 3 to 4 days.
- Camellias grow best in a cool area, keep them out of sunlight as much as possible. Change the water every other day, and make sure to trim a bit off the stems to get Camellias to last as long as possible.
CAMELLIA: A HISTORY
The first Camellias seen in England were grown by gardener Robert James, Lord Petre. With the boom of the tea trade in the late 18th century, new varieties of Camellias started popping up, imported through the British East India Company. Now that’s how you know this flower’s a VIP!
- Flower head is usually flat, bowl- or cup-shaped
- Two rows of petals
- Rows of overlapping petals with hidden stamens
- Rows of overlapping petals with showy stamens
- One or more rows of outer petals, with mixed petaloids and stamens
- Mass of irregular petals with hidden stamens