Answer: Pale, off-color leaves are almost always a sign of poor nutrition so feeding with a product especially formulated for acid-loving camellias, one that contains iron, should help your plant green up. It takes a while for the minerals to be taken up by the roots so if you only recently fed your camellias, that would explain why the leaves have not greened up. Insect feeding typically leaves a mottled appearance on the foliage. If the leaves are evenly colored, insects are probably not the cause. I'd give the plants a little more time to react to the fertilizer. You can feed as frequently as recommended on the fertilizer label, but don't feed more often or in larger quantities or you'll risk burning the roots of your plant. I think they'll green up later this season. Enjoy your lovely plants!
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