Learn about Flowers: Camellias

The Camellias are So Beautiful And Famous In Literature

The camellia flowers are of Asian origin, have their roots more specifically in China and Japan, and spread throughout the world and are now present in many places in the world. Family of theaceae, are also known as the flowers of the “tea”, due to the very setting where bloom. The camellia have around 80 different species and varieties that now marks reach more than 8000 kinds of hybrids grown worldwide. They were brought to Europe by the Jesuits in the seventeenth century, and even the name given by them to the flower was a tribute to Father camellus, who lived at the same time.

The camellias have very showy flowers and lush colors too, even when it comes to the most common, such as white, yellow (obtained only through the process of hybridization), red, pink and some are still tinted. Their tips are usually cerrilhadas or jagged, and some flowers reach the size of your palm. Some species of camellias are grown to obtain tea, and experts in flower, this trade moves millions of dollars annually.

The camellias have very rare beauty among the flowers and if cultivated properly, can survive for long. The camellias are flowers that grow well in places where there is much light, but you must be careful that hit directly on the petals, not to burn them. They need a few hours in direct sunlight. If the location of the crop is very warm and sunny, the ideal is that they are planted in the shade.

Camellias should be grown in cold and humid environments, due to its natural properties. Can be used for decoration in apartments, but need careful not to leave them exposed to strong light or in a house that is too hot.

The camellias are often also remembered for being the title of a literary work very famous throughout the world: “The Lady of the Camellias” by Alexandre Dumas – whose plot is a young and frivolous, in an attempt to realize their consumerist desires ends up becoming a courtesan. The book is based on their own experiences of Dumas, and title of the work is done as a tribute to the courtesan with whom the author had fallen in love, and this only enjoyed receiving gift camellias.