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Abutilon hybrida

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Abutilon hybrida Chinese Lantern,Chinese Lantern,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Attractive medium shrub with an abundance of colourful bell shaped flowers of red, yellow, pink, orange or white. In bloom from Spring to Summer. Ideal for use as indoor house plants, outdoor containers or in ground giving colour to a shaded spot. Grows approx. 2-3m tall

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Indoor Plant, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mites, Thrips

Cultural Notes: Use good quality potting mix or free draining soil with high organic matter. Remove spent flowers to encourage new growth. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser and or a liquid feed.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Malvaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Assorted, Orange, Pink, White, Yellow, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate