Top Questions About China Doll Plants

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Questions About China Doll Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 12, 2011

Q. China Doll’s Leaves Are Dropping

I left my China doll in a north room. The room is quite wet. There’s no direct sun. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed this morning that twenty leaves fell down. Please help me to save my flower!

Answered by
Nikki on
March 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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The following article should be of some help to you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/china-doll/radermachera-sinica.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 7, 2011

Q. Saving My Radermachera

I purchased a Radermachera (China doll) about a week ago. I’ve watered the plant once since I’ve had it (one week). I understand that the plant should not be drowned in water, its soil should be dry to the touch. I also know that my plant should have indirect light. I am totally baffled to what that means. Does it mean that the plant should be right next to a window? I have fallen in love with the China doll (Radermachera). I had this type of plant before and I was not able to keep the plant healthy.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Indirect light means simply bright light that is not directly in the sunlight. In other words, locate it in or near a window (or room) that receives plenty of light but is not direct sunlight.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2011

Q. China Doll Plant

My china doll plant has turned into a 5 foot stick with a few leaves at the top. Can I cut it down to a normal size plant without killing it? It drops it leaves when I bring it into the house over winter and usually sprouts again when spring arrives and it is on the deck.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 16, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can cut it back. In fact, this plant often requires regualr pruning to keep it looking good. Here's an article on its care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/china-doll/radermachera-sinica.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 2, 2011

Q. Cats

If a cat eats a China doll plant leaf, will it die?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 3, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
June 16, 2011

Q. China Doll

I bought a beautiful China Doll plant and it did really well in the beginning, but seems to not be doing so well now. The branches are becoming weak, the leaves are turning brown and crumbly, and it looks as if it is wilting all the time. What is wrong and how do I nurse her back to health?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 16, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Check the temperature where it's located. Temperature fluctuations can cause problems for this plant. It may also be in need of additonal watering. You can prune back the poor looking growth. This article should help with its overall care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/china-doll/radermachera-sinica.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 26, 2011

Q. China Doll Plants and Pets

I have been given a China Doll houseplant as a gift. I have 3 house cats and was wondering if the plant is toxic. I got on a few web sites that list toxic and non-toxic plants. The China Doll houseplant was not listed in the toxic catagory. However, it wasn’t listed in the non-toxic catagory either. I didn’t know if the China Doll houseplant went by another name. Can you give me help on this? Is the China Doll houseplant safe for cats?

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 27, 2011

Q. Plants And Cats

Is the China Doll plant safe to be around for cats if they chew on it? Or would it be poisonous to them?

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