Abutilon megapotamicum

One of my favourite customers liked to bring us in cuttings of her rich array of exotic conservatory plants.

This is one that was brought in for me over a year ago- it was probably not destined to overwinter outside – but survived. This year it has flourished and produced lovely lantern-like pendulous blooms in perfect autumn colours.

It is a native of Brazil and would grow vigorously there to 10 ft tall and wide. It is a tender plant in this country – but seems to like its sheltered position near to my fence, surrounded by other shrubs. Apparently, in its native land, it is a delicacy for the local hummingbirds !!

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