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How to Grow Flowering Maple

Abutilon Germination Information

Abutilon is the Botanical name for Flowering Maple


Abutilon Seed Germination How to Sow Abutilon:
  • Sow anytime of the year, barely covering the seed
  • Maintaining a temperature of 75° F
  • Germination normally takes 14-21 days from sowing
  • If wanting to grow outdoors, start indoors first, in the early spring
  • Seed sown in spring will bloom in the following winter
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Abutilon:
Lighting:  Grow in an area with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight each day. In the summer months, Abutilon can tolerate partial shade.

Soil: Keep soil moist at all times, in a high humidity area.

Temperature:  Plants thrive in 70-75°F in the day; 50-60°F at nights.

Fertilization: For best blooms, keep plants pot-bound and fertilize lightly. Prune occasionally to encourage bushier plants.

Appearance and Use:

Vigorous, floriferous plants, up to 3 feet tall, are winter-blooming indoors and ever-blooming outdoors. Bell-shaped pendant, 3-inch flowers or red, orange, pink, or white have the look of crepe paper. Maple-like pubescent foliage may be green or variegated. Old-fashioned plants, sometimes referred to as Chinese Lanterns, are grown as houseplants, in hanging baskets or tubs, and in greenhouses.


About Abutilon:
Pronunciation:  a-bû´til-on hî´brid-um
Origination: Malvaceae; Native to South America
Common Name: Flowering Maple