Radermachera sinica | China Doll

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China Doll plant is a gorgeous and delicate plant which is native to the subtropics of south China and Taiwan. This plant also goes by the names “Serpent tree” and “emerald tree”. This plant is fairly new to the houseplant market and was not sold commercially until the early 1980’s.

Average Size

(Including Nursery Pot)

4" Nursery Pot: 8" H x 5" W

6" Bush: 15" H x 12" W

6" Stump: 15" H x 12" W

Care Guide


The China Doll will thrive in medium to bright indirect light. Lighting extremes such as dark corners and direct sun should be avoided.

Water and Soil

The China Doll likes to be kept evenly moist. These plants do not like their soil to dry out entirely, but are also susceptible to root rot if their soil remains too wet or soggy. Water your China Doll only after the top 1.5” of soil or so has become dry to the touch. Amending a standard well-draining potting soil with peat moss will help to keep your plants roots evenly moist, while the addition of perlite will ensure that proper drainage and root aeration are provided.

Temperature and Humidity

This plant prefers room temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees F. Temperatures below 60 may be damaging to this plants foliage, and should be avoided. Cold, drafty areas should be avoided. The China Doll prefers moderate to high humidity levels. If your home is on the drier side, your plant will appreciate the added benefit of a humidifier or pebble tray.

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Frond & Folia guarantees that the plant you receive will arrive in happy and healthy condition, and we take extreme care in packaging and shipping to ensure this. We are proud to report that over 99% of our orders to date have been delivered in happy and healthy condition. If you have concerns about shipping during cold weather, please reference our Winter Shipping Insurance