|Abutilon pictum subsp. var.||Chinese lantern|
Abutilon pictum (Redvein Abutilon; syn. A. striatum) is a species of Abutilon native to Brazil and Argentina. It is a shrub growing to 5 m tall, with leaves 5–15 cm long, three- to five- (rarely seven-) lobed. The flowers are yellow to red, prominently veined darker red, with five petals 2–4 cm long.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Abutilon pictum, Walp. (A. striatum, Hort., at least in part, not Dickson). Strong and hardy free-blooming species, with lvs. green or variegated , and glabrous or thinly pubescent, the middle lobe usually about equaling or sometimes shorter than the undivided part of the lf. and wedge-shape or tapering from the base: calyx about 1 in. long, cleft about to its middle, brownish pubescent: corolla less than 1 1/2 in. long, orange or yellow, veined crimson. S. Brazil to Buenos Ayres.—Has been confused with A. striatum.CH
Abutilon pictum can grow in light shade or full sun and requires moist soil. It grows well in sandy, loamy and clay soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic soils.
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- 'Thompsonii' - yellow-mottled leaves
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963