The ultimate plant care guide for the Abutilon (Indian Mallow)
Are you looking to take care of a Abutilon, also known as the Indian Mallow, Velvetleaf, Room Maple, Parlor Maple, or Flowering Maple? This guide will help you understand the key aspects of taking care of a Abutilon.
To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.
Abutilon, originally from South America and parts of Asia, is a flowering plant that produces vibrant blooms in shades of yellow, orange, pink and white. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and can be up to 3 inches wide. The leaves are usually 3-4 inches long and have a deep, velvety texture.
Abutilon is an easy plant to maintain, but there are certain aspects of care that you should pay attention to in order to ensure its growth and health. In this ultimate guide to taking care of an Abutilon, we'll look at the best sunlight exposure, the ideal watering schedule, how often you should fertilize it, and much more.
Let's dive right in and learn how we can take care of your Abutilon!
Summary of Abutilon (Indian mallow) care
Find out what the Abutilon (Indian mallow) prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Abutilon (Indian mallow)!
Watering your Abutilon (Indian mallow)
- The Abutilon (Indian mallow) likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
Sunlight for your Abutilon (Indian mallow)
- The Abutilon (Indian mallow) does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
Fertilizing your Abutilon (Indian mallow)
- The Abutilon (Indian mallow) needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
Soil for your Abutilon (Indian mallow)
- The Abutilon (Indian mallow) likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.
Temperature for the Abutilon (Indian mallow)
- The Abutilon (Indian mallow) prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 25°C (64 - 77°F).
Propagating the Abutilon (Indian mallow)
- To propagate the Abutilon (Indian mallow), you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Abutilon (Indian mallow) and plant that in moist soil.
Repotting the Abutilon (Indian mallow)
- You should repot your Abutilon (Indian mallow) once every 2 year(s). This helps your Abutilon (Indian mallow) to stay healthy for many years.
Difficulty of Abutilon (Indian mallow) plant care
- The Abutilon (Indian mallow) is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.
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