Closeup of a beautiful Abutilon Pictum (Redvein Abutilon) flower in a garden. It is cultivated as a popular ornamental plant, for use in gardens in subtropical climates. The yellow to orange-red bell shaped flowers have prominent dark red veining, with five petals 2–4 cm long.

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Closeup of a beautiful Abutilon Pictum (Redvein Abutilon) flower in a garden. It is cultivated as a popular ornamental plant, for use in gardens in subtropical climates. The yellow to orange-red bell shaped flowers have prominent dark red veining, with five petals 2–4 cm long.

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is abutilon? Also known as flowering maple, parlor maple, Chinese lantern or Chinese bellflower, abutilon is an upright, branching plant with leaves that resemble maple leaves; however, abutilon isn’t a maple and is actually a member of the mallow family. This plant is often grown as a houseplant, but can you grow abutilon in the garden too? Read on to learn more. Flowering Maple Information Abutilon is a type of warm weather plant that grows in tropical or sub-tropical climates. Although hardiness varies, abutilon is suitable for growing in USDA zones 8 or 9 and above. In cooler climates, it is grown as an annual or an indoor plant. Size also varies, and abutilon may be a shrubby plant measuring no more than 19 inches (48 cm.) in height, or a tree-like specimen as large as six to 10 feet

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