Radermachera sinica "china doll"


A small, evergreen it has long, bipinnate leaves with glossy, deeply veined leaflets that are about 2 in (5 cm) long. 

Young plants are compact with branching, woody stems that reach about 2-ft (60 cm) long. Fast-growing, this plant will quickly become leggy if not pruned back.

Falling leaves on China Doll are usually caused by changes in light, water or temperature. If you just brought your new houseplant home, you may see a lot of leaves falling from it. Don't worry -- it's simply adjusting to its new environment. Radermachera sinica is a vigorous grower and will soon grow new leaves. Cut off any bare stems, if you choose to.

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.

Pot size 200mm


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