Plant Care Abutilon pictum

Abutilon pictum

Also known as

Abutilon striatum, Redvein abutilon, Red vein indian mallow, Redvein flowering maple, Chinese-lantern and Red vein chinese lanterns


Callianthe picta

How to care for Abutilon pictum


How often to water your Abutilon pictum

Water needs for Abutilon pictum
0.5 cups
every 9

Abutilon pictum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Sacramento, CA.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Abutilon pictum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Abutilon pictum in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA

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Growing Abutilon pictum in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Abutilon pictum in Sacramento, CA

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Abutilon pictum in Sacramento, CA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 4.8% ☀️

July 27th, 2021

Sacramento is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to decrease by 4.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.1 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Abutilon pictum in Sacramento, CA

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 13.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.6 total hours of …

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Finding light for Abutilon pictum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Abutilon pictum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Abutilon pictum may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Sacramento, CA ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Abutilon pictum thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Abutilon pictum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Abutilon pictum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Abutilon pictum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Abutilon pictum

Nutrient needs for plant Abutilon pictum in Sacramento, CA

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Sacramento is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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Care Summary for Abutilon pictum

Abutilon pictum

Abutilon pictum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Sacramento, CA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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