Abutilon megapotamicum
Weeping Chinese Lantern 

Abutilon megapotamicum
Common name

Weeping Chinese Lantern

Group

House plants

Family

Malvaceae

Description

Weeping Chinese Lantern. Beautiful pendant red and yellow flowers held on slender stems with arrow shaped leaves. Max Height 1.5m. Max Spread 1m. Flowers April to October. Full sun. Min temp 50°F / 10°C.

Characteristics

Growth habit
Upright; Arching
Fragrance
No
Hardiness
Min temp 50°F / 10°C
Toxicity
Harmful if eaten/skin and eye irritant

Size

Growth speed
Fast
Ultimate height
1.5m
Ultimate spread
1m

Colour

Flowers
Red in April; October
Foliage
Green - Evergreen
Fruit
Purple in September
 

Growing your plants

Aspect
Full sun Shelter from cold drying winds
Soil
Most types
Moisture
Moist
Propagation
Stem cuttings
Usage
Conservatory plant; Houseplant; Hanging baskets
Planting
Water thoroughly before planting

Caring for your plants

Pruning
Mid spring Remove dead flower heads and 1/3 of old wood
Maintenance
Re-pot if necessary in spring using a suitable potting compost
Care
Water sparingly in winter; Liquid feed fortnightly during growing season; Mist regularly
Pests & diseases
Whiteflies; Red spider mite; Scale; Mealy bugs

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Caned 3 litre 80-100 cm --- £6.15 £ 11