About 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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||commonly known as Redvein Abutilon, Red Vein Indian Mallow, Redvein Flowering Maple, Chinese-lantern or Red vein Chinese lanterns|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||10.00 to 15.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Orange |
|Bloom Time ||It blooms from April to September, and longer in warmer subtropical areas.|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Diligently water your plants. Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather. Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wonâ€™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.
Abutilon pictum gold dust care
Plants prefer a near-neutral pH range of 5.5â€“7.0. 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.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun|
|Soil || It requires moist soil, growing suitably in fertile sandy, loamy, or well-drained clay soils.|
|Temperature ||17.1°C to 19.9°C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
|Harvest Season ||It blooms from April to September, and longer in warmer subtropical areas.|
Abutilon pictum gold dust special feature
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
Abutilon pictum gold dust uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The flowers are edible, raw or cooked, with the sweet flavor increasing the longer the bloom is open