How to grow Abutilon megapotamicum

Abutilon megapotamicum growing shrub of the genus Abutilon also known as Callianthe megapotamica or Trailing abutilon, Abutilon megapotamicum perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color green in heart shape but can be lobed with 3 lobes.

Abutilon megapotamicum flower

Flower color red with yellow with red stems in the middle, the red part looks like capsule (Lantern shape).

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How to grow Abutilon megapotamicum growing and care:

Moist soil, well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and dead flowers stems

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Lantern shape flower color red with yellow with red stems in the middle, the red part looks like capsule

Scientific name:

Abutilon megapotamicum

How to grow Abutilon megapotamicum

Abutilon megapotamicum plant

Abutilon megapotamicum flower

Abutilon megapotamicum


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9