Container Camellia - fert during winter?
I live in hot, dry Vegas (I know, not exactly Camellia Country).
I have a 2ft tall Kramer's Supreme in a pot that I've kept alive outside for a couple of years in the shade. It puts out new leaves continuously so I know it's doing ok. It didn't bud/bloom the first year, but it's developing its buds now, so I'm excited. I have it planted in Al's 5-1-1 mix over from the Container Forum so it's a good, fast draining "soil."
1. Can I keep this plant indoors permanently as a house plant or does it NEED the cool winter temps for the spring bloom?
2. Should I still continue to feed with a weak liquid fert through the winter? I feel I have to given the 5-1-1 is so inherently nutrient poor, but I don't want to overdo it.