Specie: R. sinica
"China Doll", "Serpent Tree" or "Emerald Tree"
Name in Latin: Bignoniaceae
Name in English: Jacaranda/Bignonia or Catalpa Family
Origin: Southern China - Taiwan
Growth Habit: evergreen, tree/shrub, bushy
Flower: white, trumpet like
Blooming Period: rarely blooms indoors
Leaf: Bipinnate, broad, divided into numerous leaflets. glossy,dark green and lacy.
Indoor or patio plant, out door with tropical conditions
Care and Handling
Soil: general potting
Amount of water: Lots of moisture but well drained soil, medium humidity
Nutrition: every 2 weeks through fall with 10-10-10 diluted by 1/2
Special handling: Requires plenty of light, does not tolerate drafts, Grows best when root bound. Fairly new as house plant. Introduced in the 1980's.
Recent Dwarf variations have been released, often referred to as the Asian Bell Tree.