The China Doll Plant - Rignoniaceae Radermachera Sinica

What You Need to Know About the China Doll Plant – Rignoniaceae Radermachera Sinica

This species is relatively new to the indoor plant selection, having been introduced in the early 1980s from Taiwan, and owes its popularity to its tolerance of dry, centrally-heated air. It is an evergreen shrub with larges graceful, compound leaves, up to 30 in. (75 cm) long, with glossy, deeply-veined leaflets. The fragrant, deep yellow flowers are produced only on mature plants. It is ideal for creat­ing a softening effect in a large arrangement or for framing flowering plants.

Size: Height 3 ft. (1 m).

Light: Indirect sunlight.

Temperature: Normal room.

Moisture: Keep moist at all times.

Feeding: Use standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks from spring to fall.

Propagation: Take 4 in. (10 cm) tip cuttings in spring or summer.

Special needs: Do not allow soil to become waterlogged or to dry out, because both will cause the lower leaves to drop prematurely.