How to grow Abutilon theophrasti

Abutilon theophrasti growing shrub‎ of the genus Abutilon also known as Velvetleaf or Velvet plant, Abutilon theophrasti perennial evergreen or annual plant and used as ornamental plant and also as medical, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, temperate, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+ as perennial 5-9 as annual.

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

Abutilon theophrasti flower

Flower and color yellow, shape in bowl and in the inner part round stamens.

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How to grow Abutilon theophrasti 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:
50-100cm, 20-40 inches

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

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:
Yellow or more than one color, with veins in other colors, shape in bowl and in the inner part round stamens

Scientific name:

Abutilon theophrasti

Abutilon theophrasti plant

Abutilon theophrasti flower

Abutilon theophrasti plant care

Abutilon theophrasti


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
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
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part 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 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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