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