Leaves turning brown and curling up.
I bought a 5-gallon camellia from Home Depot, it has white flowers. I forgot the exact cultivar name. Repotted it, placed under patio, no direct sunlight, but plenty of indirect light, though. I check the soil moisture with one of those 2-prong gauge, sticking it all the way down as far as the gauge can go, which is about 10", and it shows to have enough water. However, the soil feels dry to my fingers. Do camellias like the soil to be damp? Most of the leaves turned kinda darkish green/brown and curl up, several have fallen off, flower buds also turned brown with the white petals not opening up. By contrast, the 3 other camellias that I planted in the ground are doing great.