Scientific Name - Abutilon darwinii Hook
Popular names - artar de camera, flowering maple.
Distribution and Habitat - originating from S Brazi.
Description - shrub 1-2 (3) m high, pubescent. Stem branched, tomentoasa. Leaves long petiolate, palmate-lobed, 3-5 lobes, terminal lobe acuminata, the heart, irregular edge or under-crenata soiree, tomentoase, petiole 2-6 cm long. Stipele oblong-lanceolate, 6-12 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3; stalk nutant after anteza becomes articulated, 20 cm long, calyx Campanula, lobes triangular-oblonga, acuminata, tomentosi; Corola, petals obovate, round tip, concave, yellow-orange with red veins closed, ovary subglobos, tomentos, 8-locular, ovules 8 x instead.
Growth rate - increasing rapidly.
Tolerances - minimum 10 to 12 C temperatures.
Requirements - prefer well-drained soils, sunny to partly shaded exhibitions.
Management - is clipped spring. Regular summer watering, but not to excess. Less wet winter
Propagation - by seedlings, spring, by seeds.
Diseases and pests - aphids, white fly.
Properties and Uses - in hot climates is grown as an ornamental plant in parks and gardens in cold climates are grown in pots for indoor or greenhouse.
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