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Abutilon x hybridum has some common insect problems:
Whiteflies Found on Flowers and Foliage

Abutilon x hybridum

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This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This plant grows best in rich, medium moist, well-drained soil. Does well in morning sun as opposed to afternoon sun which will cause wilting. 

This hybrid is winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-10 where they may grow 8-10' tall when left in the ground year round.

About:  prefers rich soil; keep uniformly moist; normally grown as a house plant

Light: Sun to afternoon shade

Space: 18 inches

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as ornamental woody shrub

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Variegatum'
Tags:
#red#tropical#white#sun#yellow#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#annual#summer#orange#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#red flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers#flowering#flowering tree#Chinese lantern#orange flower#summer flowers#woody shrub
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Variegatum'
Tags:
#red#tropical#white#sun#yellow#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#annual#summer#orange#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#red flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers#flowering#flowering tree#Chinese lantern#orange flower#summer flowers#woody shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Abutilon
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are single in leaf axils, drooping, have 5 petals that are 2 inches long, and have stamens fused into a tubular column. Flowers are white, red, yellow, pink, or orange.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This shrub has leaves that are alternate, simple, 0-5 palmately lobed, often variegated, and has teethed margins (some look serrate while others looking more crenate) with a pointed center point.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems tend to be weak. Pinch back to promote stronger, compact plant.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Mild allergic skin reactions and various types of dermatitis
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves