The tea plant that didn’t stop growing

15 July 2014
The tea plant that didn’t stop growing

Due to the harvesting of its leaves, a tea plant does not get bigger; instead its trunk thickens. So a tea field looks more like a bonsai forest. But left unchecked, Camellia Sinensis and Camellia Assamica can grow to a height of several metres. Here is Rudra Sharma, the planter at Poobong in India, in front of one of his wild tea plants.

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  1. Wow!! Beauty of nature in India through your lovely photography and well written posts..I liked this post mainly because u mentioned about bonsai…I’m bonsai lover from chennai, India..keep posting.. Happy Tea discovering..

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