Abutilon (Room Maple) / Abutilon
Belongs to the family Malvaceae. Fatherland - South America.
General description: Abutilon is a highly branched shrub (up to 1, 5 m in height), with large maple leaves. Paint leaves green or multi-colored, with white or yellow spots. Abutilon blooms from late spring until autumn, in a cool place can bloom in winter. Flowers yellow or red-yellow, hanging on long stalks.
It grows hastily and it needs a lot of space, but it is quite unpretentious.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Abutilon:
Illumination: Abutilon is light-requiring, southern windows give preference.
Irrigation mode: Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Periodic spraying is desirable, but an abutilon is in no way demanding of atmospheric humidity.
In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), preferably to land on the ground.
Temperature: In the summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool.
Soil: Recommended soil mix: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of leafy soil, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs feeding once every three weeks.
Suitable mineral fertilizers for flowering plants. Once a season, but not more often, it is allowed to contribute organic.
Breeding: Cuttings, better soil heated; Forms with green leaves are also seeds. Seeds are sown in spring in light sandy soil.
Transplant: In the spring, every year. Before planting the tree is shortened and pruned branches for the selected flowering.
Pests: Abutilon is often susceptible to infection by aphids and mealybugs (covered with a snow-white cotton-like gun), spider mites (with dry air).
The plant is allowed to help trimming the soap solution, warm washing and spraying with decis (one milliliter per liter of water).
Abutilon (indoor maple) - abutilon