Collection: Radermachera

The original name of Radermachera sinica was 'Stereospermum sinicum', penned back in 1882 by Henry Fletcher Hance. The species was then replaced into the current genus by William Hemsley in 1905, honouring, Dutch botanist, Jacob Radermacher who was largely interested in East Asian plants. The species' epithet of 'sinica' refers to its natural distributions across eastern China. Like the Pilea peperomioides, it was commercially ignored until the 1980s when the species' demand began to grow due to the popularity of easy-care houseplants.

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