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