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Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Variegatum’

Trailing abutilon

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourRed, yellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Variegatum’ (Trailing abutilon). This trailing Abutilon has golden variegation with a mottled effect like splatters of yellow paint. The petals are yellow and the calyx is deep red.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Southern Brazil

Interest and use

Grown for both foliage and floral interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in light, medium or heavy, moderately fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings. Also by seed; germination temperature is 15 to 18 degrees C.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, mealy bugs.

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