How to grow Abutilon pictum

Abutilon pictum growing shrub‎ of the genus Abutilon also known as Abutilon striatum, Abutilon pictum perennial evergreen or annual plant with edible flowers but mostly 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

Leaves color green with yellow dots or marks in hand shape deeply lobed

Abutilon pictum flower

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

Alternative names: Red vein abutilon, Red vein Indian mallow, Redvein flowering maple, Chinese-lantern, Red vein Chinese lanterns

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How to grow Abutilon pictum 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:
1-4m, 3-12 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Harvest the flower when full open (the flowers not flat) the base of the leaves, flower color can be: orange, red, yellow or more than one color, with veins in other colors, shape in bowl and in the inner part round stamens

Uses of flower:
Eat raw, cooked

Scientific name:

Abutilon pictum

How to grow Abutilon pictum

Abutilon pictum plant

Abutilon pictum flower

Abutilon pictum


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Leaf color
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9