Radermachera sinica 

Light: Radermachera thrive in bright indirect or bright filtered light. Placement near an east or west window is ideal, though some varieties tolerate lower light conditions, such as from a large, bright north-facing window or all-around ambient light. The plant’s new growth will bend towards the light over time, so rotating the pot frequently will help produce a straighter tree. Too much direct sun can burn the leaves.

Water: Water when the first few inches are dry, about 30-50% of the soil’s depth. This is typically about once every 10-12 days, but always feel the moisture level of the soil before adding water. Brighter light will require more frequent watering. Avoid cold drafty areas or blowing heat/air. 

Environment: Maintain comfortable room temperatures of between 60 degrees F and 75 degrees F. Do not move around frequently as this can cause stress to the plant.

Toxicity: Reported to be potentially dangerous 

Of Note:

  • Will grow as a full shrub over time. Minimal pruning can be suggested to maintain shape/size if desired.

    *When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.