Homemade Camellia Fertilizer


Camellias often survive better when fertilized sparingly as opposed to when they are over fertilized. Camellias prefer acidic fertilizers and only a small amount of nitrogen. About the only other thing they may need from time to time is a bit of chelated iron to keep their leaves their greenest.

Step 1

Mix 6 oz. of cotton seed meal with 1/2 oz. of liquid chelated iron.

Step 2

Water your camellia thoroughly and wait 24 hours.

Step 3

Place 2 tbsp. of cotton seed meal and chelated iron around the base of your camellias on top of the damp soil. Water lightly.

Step 4

Add new cotton seed meal/chelated iron to your camellias whenever needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton seeds (or cotton seed meal)
  • Chelated iron


  • Basics of Fertiloizing Camellias by the Southern California Camellia Society
  • Camellias Often used as Hedges
Keywords: homemeade camellia fertilizer, cotton seed meal, chelated iron

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