PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Abutilons are commonly grown in containers in northern gardens and can be brought indoors as free-flowering houseplants during winter. They thrive in partly sunny windows and prefer cool temperatures around 60°F. Some varieties of Abutilons can grow to shrub-like proportions, but they can be kept compact with frequent pinching when young. For larger specimens, pruning them to a height of 8-12" in fall or early spring can help maintain them as easily managed potted plants. Abutilons bloom throughout the year on new growth, providing beautiful blooms that add color to any outdoor or indoor space.
Keep evenly moist, but not soggy.
Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soils.
Fertilize every couple of weeks with an organically sourced water-soluble fertilizer, or topdress with a slow release organic fertilizer. Incorporate compost into planting mix.
Diseases & Pests:
Leaf spots and rust may occasionally attack abutilon. Provide good air circulation and treat with organic fungicides. Aphids and whiteflys may attack plants, especially if grown indoors as houseplants. Spray with insecticidal soap if these pests appear.