While purchasing plantlets or stem cuttings, check the flower color and shape as well. Last but not the least, they should be healthy, disease resistant, and mature with a well-established root system.
So, for growing it as a houseplant, you can select places near the doors or windows. Growing camellia in such spots also reduces quick drying of the soil.
Gently place the plantlets in the hole and cover the roots with soil. Press slightly with your fingers around the base of the plants to remove air pockets. Follow the same for growing other plantlets. Deep water your newly planted camellias.
If the temperatures drop down to 15°F or lower, the flowers will get damaged. Accordingly, you should cover the shrubs with plastic sheets for protection from damaging frosts. Another important tip to be noted is fertilization at least once in every two months.
Pruning them in winter and removing weak parts helps control diseases to some extent. You can thin out internal twigs and allow proper light penetration to healthy branches, which in turn promotes development of larger blooms.
Exact blooming period of this plant differs with reference to the particular species and the growing conditions provided to it. Most of the cultivars develop flowers in cool weather conditions. Whichever variety of camellia you have opted for, growing them is fun and relaxing and you get to enjoy attractive blooms in cold months.