Large Chinese Bellflower
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This abutilon is also known as ‘Chinese Bellflower’ because of it’s bell shaped blooms. It will do well in a conservatory, or a sunny windowsill or outside on summer patio. In the right spot these plants will produce colourful blooms all summer long.
Good light is important for abutilon, however if your plant is on a window sill keep a little way back from the glass, where it may get scorched or chilled. Cold draughts or strong winds are best avoided, and, in the winter, they will need a spot indoors and will start to suffer in temperatures below 6°C.
To encourage more buds, cut off dead flowers and pinch out the leading shoots. As the plant grows it can be repotted next spring into a larger pot with rich potting compost.
Abutilon aren’t particularly prone to pests but if you spot any aphids or stickiness on the leaves, give them a good wipe down with soapy water.