The China doll is a great house plant with attractive foliage. This plant is like a tree, with attractive, glossy, mid-green leaves divided into leaflets. This plant remains fairly compact and it is easy to look after.
Young China doll plants are small and compact, making them perfect desk decor or a lovely addition to brightly lit counter tops, tables, or window sills. More mature plants can be used to help cover blank, empty walls, to soften the harsh lines of large furniture, or fill empty corners.
18 inch (46 cm)
7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 4 feet
White or Yellowish white
Easy to grow
Planting and care
China doll plants need plenty of bright, but indirect, light.
Keep the plant where it can get at least 4-5 hours of sunlight.
China doll plants need moist, but well drained, soil.
Water when the soil on the top of the pot is dry to the touch.
This plant should not be repotted, as it grows best when its roots are rootbound.
Prune the plant every year to maintain the plant size.
China doll plant can be propagated by cuttings.Cuttings can be taken from the stems, but the cuttings have to be green and not wood like.The cuttings can be planted in small pots that should be filled with some moist compost or potting soil. Covering the pots with plastic will help retain the moisture level. China doll need high humidity to take root. The cuttings should be placed in a location with bright, indirect light. Keep the soil evenly moist during this time and within 3-4 weeks the roots should begin to grow.
Bright indirect sunlight.
Well drained and fertile soil
16-24 degree C.
Apply any organic fertilizer
Radermachera special feature
A China Doll plant is a non- poisonous houseplant.
Use it as a small shade tree for lawns or to brighten up tables and window sills
It can also be used for covering empty walls
Frequently Asked Questions
How big do china doll plants grow?
China doll plant will grow up to 6 feet.
When to repot china doll plant?
1. After purchasing the China doll plant if the pot is too small, proceed to re-pot so that the plant may grow properly. 2. When China doll plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July.
How to repot a china doll plant?
1. Choose a slightly larger pot.
If you are repotting your plant into a new pot, choose a pot that is 1 to 2 inches larger in diameter and 1 to 2 inches deeper than the plant’s current pot.
2. Choose a pot with drainage holes.
When you are selecting a new pot, make sure it has drainage holes to allow excess water to drain.
3. Cover the drainage holes.
Cover the drainage holes with something that will allow water to pass through, like a paper towel or small-sized stone.
5. Put a few inches of soil in the new pot.
You’ll need a base of soil under the plant so the roots have something to grow into. Don’t overfill the pot.
6. Remove the plant from its current pot without disturbing the root ball.
7. Place plant in a new pot.
As you place the plant into its new pot, center it by looking down on it from above and making sure it’s not closer to any one side of the pot than the others.
9. Fill the pot with soil.
Once you have placed the plant in the new pot, you’ll want to put soil into the pot around the rootball. Don’t overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1” below the top of the pot.
10. Water the plant.
Once your plant is in its new pot and you’ve filled the pot with soil, water the plant.
How to propagate a china doll plant?
Propagating China doll plant, use only the green stem cuttings, not the woody ones (5-6 cm in length and pencil thickness). These cuttings can easily be taken from the ends of the plants stems while pruning. Insert cuttings for China doll plant propagation into small pots filled with damp potting soil mix or compost. Water the plant when the 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(spring and summer).
Can you prune china doll plant?
Yes, you can prune the china doll plant.
Why are leaves falling off my china doll plant?
1.Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight.
3.temperature or repotting the plant will cause a massive leaf drop.
Does china doll plant flower?
Yes, China doll plant has flower.
How to prune china doll plant?
Prune china doll plant any time of year, it is important to trim China doll plants before they look like they need it.It is important to remove all brittle, bare stems and those growing in the wrong direction. New growth will begin just below the cut. Trim back several small side branches where they attach to a main lateral stem.
Can you grow china doll plant outside?
Yes, you can grow china doll plant outside where it will get 4-6 hrs of direct or indirect bright light.
When to prune china doll plant?
China doll plant prunes the beginning of summer.
Does a china doll plant bloom?
Yes, China doll plant can bloom.
Can you propagate china doll plant?
Yes, you can propagate the China doll plant through cuttings.
How to grow china doll plant?
You can grow China doll plant through both cuttings and seed but from seed is quite difficult so generally cutting is used.
1. Pot size 5-7 upper diameter inch with a drainage hole.
2. Sunlight- 4-6 hrs of direct or indirect bright light is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich.
4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Spring-Summer). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?