Abutilon, Flowering Maple 'Bella Select Mix'


Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Bella Select Mix


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink




Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grass Valley, California

San Leandro, California

Eugene, Oregon

Conroe, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 9, 2007, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Like Maggie says, this is a very easy container plant indoors and out. I bring mine indoors for the winter, any bright window will do and then I put it back out for the summer. Just make sure for the first week or so after you put it out, that it's in a sheltered spot in the shade otherwise the leaves will get all burnt and need to be picked off. Very tough plant, I'm currently trying to grow more from seeds I bought.



On Feb 12, 2004, maggiemoo from Conroe, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a compact, dwarf variety of Abutilon, suitable for outdoor containers or indoors as well. The showy flowers are from 2"- 3" wide, usually seen in pastel colors, though deeper colors are now becoming available.The leaves resemble a Maple tree, and are slightly fuzzy. It does best with rich, light, well-drained soil, and while some say it can take full sun, I find that in the Texas Gulf Coast heat it really needs some shade- just not too much. I bought this plant in a 4" pot at a local nursery the first year I started gardening- in other words, before I knew what I was doing. In spite of all my mistakes (I always considered "partial shade" to mean almost full shade), it perservered. It always surprises me by continuing to flower when other plants have given up. Since it's such a good... read more