aevans at castor.fccc.edu
Fri Jan 13 14:48:28 EST 1995
In article <3f4far$jbb at news.ycc.yale.edu> harris at corona.chem.yale.edu (ken harris) writes:
>I have a question for any houseplant experts out there: Have you
>heard of the China Doll? I have one, but I don't know what the
>scientific name is, or if it goes by any other common names.
>It is very nice, with many finely cut compound leaves, and it
>has woody stems. It does very well outside in the summer, but
>when I bring it in in the winter it tends to dry up often and the
>leaves get pale. How should I care for it? Should it be repotted?
>Should I fertilize it?
The plant usually called China Doll is a Radermachera _____
(can't remember the species name). It needs to be kept fairly
moist and in a brightly lit place. I am surprised that yours does
well outside if it's in direct sunlight. I keep mine in filtered
light in an east window year-round. Fertilize with a general
houseplant food every 4 weeks or so. Don't let it dry out, and
mist it regularly.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
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