A China Doll Plant requires very bright light.
China Doll plants want to be kept on the dry side. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. The foliage may even turn a pale green when a China Doll plant needs water. Water around the entire soil surface so water reaches all of the roots.
Feed a China Doll plant monthly in the spring and summer when it is actively growing and every other month in the fall and winter with a balanced fertilizer at 1/2 the recommended strength.
A China Doll Plant does well in temperatures between 65°-75°F (18°-24°C). Keep China Doll Plants away from drafts and cold windowsills or the leaves fall off.
China Doll Plants grow well in basic household humidity.
A China Doll Plant gets flowers when grown as an outdoor plant, but not when grown indoors.
China Doll plants are prone to fungal infections that can cause the houseplant disease called Leaf Spot. Providing good air circulation and keeping the leaves dry helps prevent Leaf Spot Disease.
Use a rich well-aerated soil that drains quickly for a China Doll plant. Add sand or perlite to loosen the soil if necessary.
Keep a China Doll plant well-pruned at all times, otherwise the plant becomes leggy, thin, and unsightly. When pruning a China Doll plant, always allow a few leaves to remain on each stem to produce food for the roots.