'Tina' the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree
'Tina' the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree
'Tina' the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree
'Tina' the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree
'Tina' the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree
'Tina' the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree

'Tina' the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree

$ 65.00

I’m Tina, the Dwarfed Philippine Tea Tree or Carmona Microphylla and native to Southeast Asia. I have much smaller leaves than my sister, 'Shay' the Philippine Tea Tree. I’m a medicinal plant in some countries, where my leaves are used as a tea substitute to remedy stomach ailments. I also get small white flowers throughout the year that hang like pendants, symbolizing courage and heart. And when I'm happy enough, I can also bear small green fruits that turn a ripe red in the spring and summer months.

Keep me indoors in winter, where I’m fine as a houseplant, in temperatures between 60 ̊-80 ̊F. If you’d like, I can spend some time outdoors in the shade when the weather is nice. I like humidity and take bright to indirect bright light. Water every 5 days, or when my pot feels light again. To water, submerge my pot in water up to the rim for 10-20 minutes. 

Symbolism:

The tea tree has medicinal values in Asia where leaves are used as a tea substitute to remedy stomach ailments. Its beautiful white flowers hang like pendants which symbolizes courage and 'heart'.

Includes care instructions. Plate sold separately.

Pot Size*    Small: 4"W x 3"H    Medium: 5"W x 3.5"H

*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations

**shipping limited locations