Radermachera Sinica | China Doll – Special Ceramic Pot
Radermachera sinica, also called china doll, serpent tree or emerald tree, is an evergreen tree in the family Bignoniaceae, native to the subtropical mountain regions of southern China and Taiwan. In recent years, this plant has become popular as a houseplant for its attractive and glossy, feathery leaves.
China Doll plant is fairly new as a house plant. Introduced to garden centers in the 1980s, it quickly became popular because of its tolerance to the warm, dry air of heated homes. It’s still in favor — and it’s easy to see why. Lush, emerald-green canopy of leaves cover this tropical beauty year-round.
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight
Water: Keep soil evenly moist year-round. Don’t allow the soil to become soggy — or dry out. Either condition will cause the China Doll plant to drop its leaves. Resist the temptation to over-water, which makes the problem worse. Yellow leaves are also a symptom of over-watering.
Humidity: Try to maintain at least 40% relative humidity around your plant. Indoor air can become extremely dry in winter; it’s a good idea to use a humidity monitor rather than guess. Use a humidity tray or a cool-mist room humidifier, if needed.
Temperature: Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. It will tolerate a minimum of 50°F/10°C.
Soil: Peat moss based mix with added vermiculite or perlite, such as African violet potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed China Doll Plant every 2 weeks spring through fall with balanced (such as 10-10-10 N-P-K) water-soluble fertilizer diluted by half.
Propagation: Take 4 in (10 cm) stem tip cuttings in spring or summer. Cut off lower leaves from the stem; use sharp pruners to cut them cleanly just above a leaf node (the place where a leaf is attached to the stem). For best results, dip the cut stem tip in rooting hormone powder before planting. Insert the cutting into moist potting medium.
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