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China Doll

Suzanne Ferree King suzaking at quads.uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 17 14:37:09 EST 1995

In article <3f6lec$sdr at taurus.fccc.edu> aevans at castor.fccc.edu (Alison Evans) writes:
>In article <3f4far$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.  

>>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.  
I keep mine about 10 feet back from a north, northwest window.  I
water it when the top soil only feels dry to the touch.  It hasn't
lost *any* leaves since I bought it several months ago, and seems
quite happy.
Suzanne King

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