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Abutilon (Room maple) - Abutilon

Abutilon (Room maple) / Abutilon

Refers to the Malvian family. Fatherland is South America.

General description: Abutilon is a strongly branching shrub (up to 1.5 m in height), with large maple leaves. The leaf color is green or multicolored, with snow-white or yellow spots. Blossoms Abutilon from late spring until autumn, in a cool place can bloom in the winter. Flowers yellow or red-yellow, hanging on long pedicels.

He grows hastily and needs a lot of room, but he is quite unpretentious.

Recommendations for caring for the plant Abutilone:

Illumination: Abutilon photophilous, preferring southern windows.

Irrigation regime: Abundant during the growth period, moderate in winter.

Humidity of air : Periodic spraying is desirable, but abutilone is not exacting to the humidity of the atmosphere.

For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony), preferably planted on the ground.

Temperature regime: In summer the temperature should be moderate, in winter it is cool.

Soil: Recommended soil mishmash: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.

During the growth period, it needs fertilizing every three weeks.

Suitable mineral fertilizers for flowering plants. Once a season, but no more often, it is allowed to make organic.

Breeding: Cuttings, better with soil heating; Forms with green leaves are also seeds. Seeds are sown in spring in light sandy soil.

Transplantation: In the spring, annually. Before planting, the tree is shortened and the branches cut for the chosen flowering.

Pests: Abutilone is often prone to infection with aphids and mealybugs (covered with white cotton wool), a spider mite (in dry air).

The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm washing and spraying with decis (one milliliter per liter of water).

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