Textured, intricately veined red, yellow, white, or pink flowers droop bell-like from slender stems; the leaves, which may be green or variegated, are shaped somewhat like those of a maple tree. Abutilons grow continuously, and sometimes become big and awkward, but this can be controlled somewhat by keeping the plants potbound and giving supplemental fertilizer to make up for the restrictions of the roots, and by pinching growing tips of young plants.
Give bright sun all year except part shade in summer; average soil; moderate watering. Usual flowering period is spring, summer, and fall, but they may flower the year around. Sow seed in spring for flowers in late fall. Take cuttings in spring and summer for mature plants in 4 to 6 months; fall cuttings take longer to mature.
A Savitzii A. striatum Thomp-sonii and the hybrids you will probably receive when you order from plant specialists.