Camelia flowers fail to open

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Camelia flowers fail to open

Post  PkWk on Mon May 30, 2011 9:58 am

I bought a camelia sasanqua a year ago. Hence then it was re potted into a larger pot for better and faster development.
The soil mix is a 50-50 crushed over burnt bricks material and coarse gridded palm fiber. It responded very well in the type of soil mix and new branches non stop sprouting and so as flower buds on every new branches. However is a disappointment that the flower buds just drop off after developing up to a certain stage and non can open up. Something must be wrong some where but I couldn't figure out. I'll be very glad if some one can give me tips or advices on this.





PkWk
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Camelia flowers fail to open

Post  landerloos on Mon May 30, 2011 11:21 am

This can have several causes, to wet, change of position......

Peter

landerloos
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Camelia flowers fail to open

Post  Russell Coker on Mon May 30, 2011 1:34 pm

It may be staying too wet.

Are sasanquas common garden plants in Malaysia? If so do they bloom well as garden shrubs? They do like some cold weather, and some varieties need more cold than others to bloom well. I have one named 'yuletide' in my garden and it grows strongly here. But it doesn't bloom as well as it would a little farther north.

Are your pictures current? If so, those buds should have opened in October or November.

Russell

Russell Coker
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Camelia flowers fail to open

Post  PkWk on Tue May 31, 2011 8:48 am

Hi lander & russell,
Thanks for replying.
C. sasanquas are not so common here. And I have actually seen C. sasanquas blooming beautifully but planted on the ground under tree shades.
I think I better shift it to a more shady place and see how.
The pictures were take only yesterday, those buds are already there for 3 months.
The weather temperature here can be up to 40C during the day and heavy down pour of rain at the evening or night. (all year round)
I think I'll try some flowering hormones, any suggestion?


PkWk
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Camelia flowers fail to open

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue May 31, 2011 8:56 am

PkWk wrote:Hi lander & russell,
Thanks for replying.
C. sasanquas are not so common here. And I have actually seen C. sasanquas blooming beautifully but planted on the ground under tree shades.
I think I better shift it to a more shady place and see how.
The pictures were take only yesterday, those buds are already there for 3 months.
The weather temperature here can be up to 40C during the day and heavy down pour of rain at the evening or night. (all year round)
I think I'll try some flowering hormones, any suggestion?


If the plant had been imported from farther north, it may be very confused by the great change in day length, temperature and humidity. I don't think flowering hormones will help. Depending upon what you mean by the term, as far as I know they influence flower size. If it were my plant I would go with the more shade, watching my watering and give the plant time to adjust.

Billy M. Rhodes
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Camelia flowers fail to open

Post  Russell Coker on Tue May 31, 2011 1:01 pm

I don't think shade has anything to do with it. As a matter of fact it should actually bloom better and be a more robust plant in more sun rather than less. Sasanquas prefer sun to shade.

But I do agree with everything else Billy is saying. Hormones aren't the answer. Those buds should have opened months ago so go ahead and get rid of them. It won't be long before it starts to set new buds, and it should be growing vigorously now too.

Do you happen to know the name of the variety of your sasanqua? Like I mentioned before, they are not all the same. Some need a more seasonal climate to develop flowers properly, while others (maybe like the one you saw blooming) are better suited to a more tropical climate. I think it may be staying too soggy also. Does the soil drain quickly? Many camellia/sasanqua problems start in the roots.

Russell

Russell Coker
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Camelia flowers fail to open

Post  Sponsored content Today at 2:39 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum