Plant Feature of the Month - Radermachera Sinica a.k.a. China Doll


This beauty is commonly referred to as the China Doll (also Serpent Tree or Emerald Tree) Plant. It's native to Taiwan, China and the Philippines and in its natural environment can grow to more than 50 feet tall.

This little doll is a light lover and needs 4-5 hours of bright, indirect, sunlight per day. We use grow lights (you can pick them up at your local garden shop) when the real deal isn't doing its thing.

For watering, they like moist, well-drained soil. You can give her a hair cut from time to time too! She's not a fan of change (in light, temperature or watering)...and doesn't like drafts. She's not a Diva, she just knows what she likes!

We tried an experiment back in June of 2014 with some of our China Dolls. Here's them on the top shelf. Typically plants don't like their roots to be exposed to light, nor do they like to be constantly wet however, since this experiment, they've actually been happy ever since. She's been quite the conversation piece in the shop. 

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