Mine was lovely all summer and then I brought it inside (to my cold, drafty and dry, heated, dark New England house) and it languished and died! Should I just treat it as an annual? It was a star all summer!
That's too bad, Carrie! Everything I've read says abutilon appreciates a sunny window, cooler temperatures and good air circulation. It is also susceptible to insects, so it could have been a combination of things that did your plant in. Some plants just prefer being outside--my Boston fern does much better in the summer on my porch, rather than inside where the cats eat it.