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Article: Old-Fashioned Parlor Plants: abutilon?

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #7411051

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!

gwen21

gwen21
Gurnee, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 31, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #7411680

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.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2009
9:55 AM

Post #7412578

I think this lady just loved the benign neglect she got outside too much!
yellowrail
Beaumont, TX

January 4, 2010
8:27 PM

Post #7427564

Hi
Last winter here in SE Texas we had snow...rare thing. My abutilon flowered all winter even in the snow.
We don't have freezing temp that last for days...if we had it might have froze.
margo

gwen21

gwen21
Gurnee, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 4, 2010
10:27 PM

Post #7427961

I'll bet it was a very pretty sight in the snow!

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