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China Doll

Radermachera sinica

$36.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 4" to 6" W 8" to 10" H

Bushy and beautiful, our China doll for delivery adds a touch of class to any room. It's technically a small, fast-growing tree. Because it has multiple stems and fine foliage, its canopy looks seriously lush. This isn't a beginner's plant — it needs a moderate amount of attention to thrive. Give it the right conditions, and you'll be rewarded as it is lush and fast-growing and easily one of the most popular indoor plants because of its split delicate leaves and glossy foliage. It thrives in indirect light, so it would be a perfect addition to any room in your house!

Plant - China Doll Detail
Plant - China Doll Detail

About China Doll

China doll plants need to be treated like your favorite diva. Meaning, she doesn't like changes or poor air quality. Keep her environment unchanging and no moving from room to room on a whim or she'll protest with dropping her leaves! On the flip side, how can you resist her delicate and refined statement with those delicate-looking glossy leaves. She's the talk of the town...

Care Level: I'm Easy

Can be a bit tricky but a real winner in the right conditions.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Considered non-toxic to cats and dogs.

Origins

Grown in the USA. Native to the subtropical mountain regions of southern China and Taiwan.

Fun Facts

China doll plant is a fairly recent houseplant, having only been introduced in the early 1980s.

Plant - China Doll Detail

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for space with a range of low to high indirect light
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light

Radermachera sinica Care Guide

  • Medium

    Enjoys a lot of bright light but not direct sunlight.

  • Low

    Enjoys being kept on the dry side. Water well and then let the soil dry.

  • Medium

    Enjoys a little extra humidity. Spritz occasionally.

  • 65 to 75

    The China Doll can be finicky if conditions change slightly. It will drop its leaves in protest if water conditions change or experience any movement or drafts. A repotting can trigger a leaf shedding too. If this occurs, prune back the barren branch to regain growth. It will benefit from a consistent temperature range at all times.

  • 10|11

    Outdoors: part shade in the dappled morning sun (4-6 hrs.) where nights are above 60°F.

    Indoors: place in bright indirect sun. When moving this plant from indoors to outside and back, expect leaf shedding as it changes environments.

  • Monthly

    Water the plant before fertilizing to avoid fertilizer burn. Fertilize once a month by diluting a liquid fertilizer into the water while watering. Use half the recommended strength. Fertilize in the spring and summer months but let the plant rest in the fall and winter.

  • 4 Years

    When receiving the plant, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months. They like to be a bit root-bound. (They don't like much change, so let it get acclimated to the area it will be located in.)

    Repot in the spring, using a 2" bigger pot to keep the roots drier. (Too big of a pot could cause the soil to dry slower, which is not helpful.)

    A heavy container will help counterbalance the top-growth of the China Doll.

  • Monthly

    Prune away dead, damaged, or diseased leaves down to the stem base with sterile pruners.

    To trim and stimulate new growth, cut a half-inch to one inch above a leaf. Cutting too much may put it into shock, so do a little at a time.

    For more lushness, trim branches that face inward so they will branch and fill in open areas. Cut back rogue branches or any inner branches that are too bushy.

    Observe the soil closely after a significant trim because the lack of foliage can follow lighter water use.

  • Stem Cutting

    Take green stem cuttings from the tips of the parent plant. Cut with sterile scissors taking a 3-6 inch cutting.

    Dip in rooting hormone and place it in moist potting soil. Cover with a clear plastic bag to retain moisture and humidity while it roots.

    Keep the cuttings in bright, indirect light.

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