by aditya abhishek
Abutilon pictum, also known as the flowering maple or Chinese Lantern, is a popular houseplant known for its attractive foliage and colourful flowers.
It is native to Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina & prefers warm temperatures and does best in an environment that ranges between 15.5°C to 23.8°C.
Chinese lantern plant can grow in wide range of soils. For best results prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 30% compost + 20% river sand + 10% coco chips.
Bright but indirect light is good. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Place your plant near a bright window that receives filtered light.
Water your flowering mapple when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so make sure the pot has good drainage.
Once in every 15 days you can apply two handful of dung manure + one tablespoon banana peel fertilizer to promote foliage growth and flowering.
Prune your Abutilon pictum regularly to encourage bushier growth and to remove any dead or damaged leaves. You can also pinch back the tips to promote branching.
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