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Description for Abutilon pictum gold dust
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-12 where this shrub is easily grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best leaf variegation occurs in full sun.
Planting and care
Plants prefer a near-neutral pH range of 5.5Ã¢â‚¬â€œ7.0. A pH of 6.5 is just about right for most home gardens (slightly acidic to neutral).An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
Caring for Abutilon pictum gold dust
- Diligently water your plants. Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather. Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus. Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.
It blooms from April to September, and longer in warmer subtropical areas.
Typical uses of Abutilon pictum gold dust
Special features: Beds, borders, pots or containers. Indoor plant.
They are also planted in containers or pots, on patios and balconies outdoors, or as winter house plants
Culinary use: The flowers are edible, raw or cooked, with the sweet flavor increasing the longer the bloom is open.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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