How to grow Abutilon

Abutilon growing shrub‎ or small tree of the genus Abutilon also known as Indian mallow or Velvetleaf plant, Abutilon perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, temperate, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial 6-9 as annual (not all spices can grow as annual).

Leaves color green in hand shape deeply lobed.

Abutilon flower

Flower edible and color can be: orange, red, yellow, pink or more than one color, shape in bowl and in the inner part round stamens, the flowers hang like bells.

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Requirements for Abutilon growing and care:

Rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but if grow as annual need to

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
0.5-4m, 1.8-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Orange, red, yellow, pink or more than one color, shape in bowl and in the inner part round stamens

Uses of flower:
Eat raw, cooked

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