Abutilon Megapotamicum Variegatum


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SKU: abutilon-Megapotamicum-Variegatum Category:
Common Name: Trailing Abutilon
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H3
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Flowering Period: Summer – Autumn
  • Hardiness: H3
  • Eventual Height: 1.5 – 2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5 – 1.5m

Abutilon Megapotamicum Variegatum, also known as ‘Trailing Abutilon’, is a semi evergreen, half hardy shrub that is prized for its striking foliage and delicate blooms.

It is a shrub-like plant that can grow up to 2.5 metres tall and has a spread of 1.5 metres. The leaves are variegated, with shades of green, white, and pink. The leaves are large and have a soft, velvety texture. The flowers are bell-shaped and have red and yellow petals and appear from Summer through to Autumn.  This species will need protection from the frosts in the Winter months.

This is a stunning plant that is prized for its variegated foliage and delicate blooms. With proper care and attention, this plant can thrive and bring beauty to your home for years to come.

How to care for your Abutilon Megapotamicum Variegatum

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves. Place the plant near a window that receives filtered light or in a location where it can receive bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly and allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out, as this can cause leaf drop. During the growing season, you may need to water more frequently, but reduce watering in the winter.
  • Fertiliser: Fertilise once a month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser. Avoid over-fertilising as this can cause the leaves to become burned and damaged.
  • Pruning: Prune to maintain its shape and to promote bushy growth. Prune in the Spring before new growth appears. You can also pinch back the tips of the stems to encourage branching.
  • Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years, or when the plant becomes root-bound. Use a well-draining potting mix and a pot that is one size larger than the current pot.

By following these tips, you can help keep your Abutilon Megapotamicum Variegatum healthy and thriving. This plant can bring colour and vibrancy with its beautiful foliage and blooms.