Trailing abutilon (Abutilon megapotamicum)
Trailing abutilon (Abutilon megapotamicum) is a bedding plant that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Trailing abutilon (Abutilon megapotamicum).
This plant is commonly known as trailing abutilon.
This is a semi-evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: trailing abutilon
Scientific name: Abutilon megapotamicum
Plant type: Bedding, Conservatory & Greenhouse, Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bedding plants are ideal for formal or informal flower beds, but also for growing in pots and containers of all kinds. They are important plants for their rapid growth, instant color and relatively low cost.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Trailing abutilon (Abutilon megapotamicum), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Trailing abutilon (Abutilon megapotamicum) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Abutilon megapotamicum likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Trailing abutilon (Abutilon megapotamicum) should be grown in full sun places.