Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Painted Abutilon in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Abutilon pictum

 

Painted Abutilon

Abutilon Pictum is a shrub which grows to 5m high and 2m wide. The orange/red bell flowers have dark red veining. It blooms from spring until autumn and often well into winter in warm subtropical regions. The flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. Cultivated for use in gardens and they can be planted in containers for display on a patio outdoors or as winter house plants. They prefer light shade or full sun but it is frost tender. It requires moist, sandy, loamy, or well-drained clay soils.

Contributed by @skellyshelly

 
plant Features
  • Painted Abutilon likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Painted Abutilon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Painted Abutilon is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Painted Abutilon likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Painted Abutilon

Latin name

Abutilon pictum

type

Shrub

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Painted Abutilon likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Painted Abutilon is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Painted Abutilon likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Painted Abutilon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Painted Abutilon is 1.50meters x 2.00meters 1.50 M 2.00 M

Abutilon pictum

Abutilon Pictum is a shrub which grows to 5m high and 2m wide. The orange/red bell flowers have dark red veining. It blooms from spring until autumn and often well into winter in warm subtropical regions. The flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. Cultivated for use in gardens and they can be planted in containers for display on a patio outdoors or as winter house plants. They prefer light shade or full sun but it is frost tender. It requires moist, sandy, loamy, or well-drained clay soils.


Planting as a houseplant

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

If left unrestrained, Abutilon may grow to ten feet in height and spread, so it is important to not provide too large of a planter but it should have good drainage and filled with a quality general purpose houseplant compost. Site it in a well lit position with filtered sunlight and where the daytime temperature is about 70F during the day and about 60F at night.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant outdors in spring only in regions where the night temperature does not fall below about 60F. Plant in a moist but will drained soil in a site that offers some proitection from strong winds and in dappled sunlight. Apply a generous layer of well rotted compost into the planting hole and water frequently until established.

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant
>