Plagues and diseases: The camellia is a plant prone to the attack of different plagues like cochineals, pulgones, worms by the roots, larvae of escarabajos, small spiders, or acaruses of the leaves, among others. Also usually it is seen affected by diverse types of fungi. Other alterations of the plant like the fall premature of the pimpollos it can be produced by defects in the subscriber, a too sunny exhibition, or excess or lack of irrigation. Another symptom very characteristic of the camellias is chlorosis or I yellow of the leaves product of the lack generally of iron or some other nutritious element of the ground. Properties: The originating oil of its seeds dehydrates very little and retains the humidity; therefore, it was used like conditioner of the hair and in the treatments of the skin, to prevent the harshness. Their excellent properties antioxidants make ideal to cook. Of its seeds an oil is extracted that use the Japaneses to dye their hair.
The obtained coal of the wood of the camellia is considered highly combustible, providing a moderate heat, long play and without sparks. the ashes of the wood of this plant were used like catalyst for mulberry dyes and of crtamo. Because the wood of the camellia not only is hard and solid, but also heavy, viscous and shining, she was very used like raw material in the manufacture of tools and other utensils like plates, cups, combs, like for the elaboration of crafts. . Nowadays, the ornamental quality of the florescence of the camellia highly is valued and the hibridization of the same has become very popular between the horticulturists, in an eagerness to create new varieties with greater and beautiful flowers In the site Coast brief Gardens podra to listen to podcast on the history of this shrub and another one on some curiosities. Is not lost it Original author and source of the article