Just wait until their are no longer exposed to the sun, so as not to burn. In summer, warm evenings, give the camellia a shower. Leaf galls are most often observed during the spring flush of growth. This browning is often seen along the leaf margins and tips. Leaf Gall: (Exobasidium camelliae) This disease is more common on sasanqua varieties of camellia (Camellia sasanqua) than on Camellia japonica. Prune off affected growth and put it in the rubbish bin. You must monitor the watering, the soil should always be moist but not too much. Discussion in 'Container Gardening' started by barrym, May 24, 2014. barrym Apprentice Gardener. Reference Articles. Leaves may also curl, turn black and die. Mites like dry conditions, so hose your plants to increase humidity. Camellia Society. Home Articles. Not all camellias are fully frost-hardy, and even those that are, can be damaged when leaves are very young. However, i did give it some seasol, powerfeed and molasses in late sept. Then probably no watering for a week or longer. However, closer inspection revealed that the camellia was a normal, healthy plant and there was nothing to worry about. This will be mulching the base of camellias, whether in ground or in containers. Don looked at a camellia that appeared to have quite a few leaf problems. The International Camellia Society's worldwide network of experts and enthusiasts provides and enviable supply of articles about camellias, both general interest and technical. Also known as the Ribbed Tea Mite, it’s a pest of the tea plant Camellia sinensis and ornamental camellias. Articles have been grouped according to their subject area, which can be seen as categories to the right. Q Why are the leaves of my camellia curly?. After i saw the curl, i gave it some watering. thanks Joined: Aug 5, 2008 Messages: 14 Ratings: +0. I didn't do the regular watering for the camellia since the winter. It is caused by the fungus Exobasidium camelliae. They love humid climates. Drought can cause leaf and buds fall. Camellia tea mites cause bronzing along the middle of the leaf and leaves may curl and have a dull appearance. Some articles are restricted to ICS members only. Rounded sections from some leaves were completely missing; some leaves had yellow blotches, while others were covered in dry, silvery brown patches. Camelia leaf curl.. and worse. Melbourne suddenly turned from cool to hot ( compared with a few weeks before) to 21, 24'c in last weekend. A Leaves that are curled over or damaged along the edges point to frost damage.