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Abutilon (Room Maple) - Abutilon

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 are 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 mode: 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 never more often, organic is allowed.

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 soapy water, warm washing and spraying decis (one milliliter per liter of water).

Abutilon (indoor maple) - abutilon