Help needed identifying a plant

masha_q1September 21, 2012

Hi everyone!

I am an absolute beginner at taking care of house plants, so please forgive my ignorance. I bought a plant at Rona, and it did not have a tag. I love how it looks, but I have no clue about what it is and so I can't research what kind of watering/light/etc. it needs.

I looked through a bunch of sites with pictures of common indoor plants, but with no luck. Any help with identifying the plant is greatly appreciated!

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Radermachera sinica aka China Doll.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 12:19PM
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birdsnblooms

Masha. Your plant is Radermachera or China Doll.

In summer, China Doll does best in indirect, bright light. During winter, the sunniest window will do.

In summer, when sun is high and temps warm, soil should stay moderately moist, though not muddy. Winter, soil needs to dry between waterings.
If soil dries too much, leaves wilt. Wilted foliage is a good indication your plants needs a drink.

Fertilize with an All-Purpose fertilizer, once a month during growing seasons.
Unless plant is producing leaves, there's no need to fertilize between Nov-Jan.

China Doll grows tall and wide.

During winter months it's a good idea to mist leaves. Every so often it should be showered/sprayed in the sink.

Your China Doll is nice-looking, very healthy. Pretty container, too.

Toni

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 12:28PM
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masha_q1

Toni, flora_uk,
Thanks so much!!

Masha

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 1:58PM
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