Botanical name: Camellia sinensis
Synonym: Thea sinensis, Thea chinensis
Common name: Tea plant, Tea bush
Native to: South- and Southeast Asia
Life cycle: perennial, evergreen shrub
Flower colour: white
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): -
Characteristics and usage: culinary plant / beverage, medical plant in traditional Chinese medicine, Camellia sinensis plant is usually used to make green and white teas, black teas and oolong teas.
Weight of 1000 seeds: -
Seeds per gram: -
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Soak seeds 24 to 48 hours before planting, sow at 22-30ºC, 1 to 2cm deep, germination irregular, the tea plant is frost-tender, temperatures in winter between 15 and 24°C.