The Abutilon is originally from South America (Chile, Uruguay and Brazil) and belongs to the Malvacea family, also known as the large cheese herb family.
The Abutilon is loved for its striking bell-shaped flowers and available in many beautiful fresh colors. There is even one in the colors of the Belgian flag "the Abutilon Big Bell" with black, red and yellow.
Where do I put the Abutilon?
The care of the Abutilon is fairly easy. Warm but not in full sun and preferably a bit sheltered from the wind. The Abutilon prefers not to be in the open ground, the chance of vermin is greater.
It is therefore an ideal plant for the patio or in a greenhouse.
- lots and lots of water
- feeding every 14 days
- do not allow the soil to dry out
If you also remove the faded flowers, the plant can again produce plenty of new flowers and you can enjoy a beautiful, rich-flowering plant on the terrace or in the greenhouse throughout spring, spring and autumn.
You can keep the Abutilon in a nice round and compact shape by pruning the young shoots several times without cutting the old wood.