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Abutilon hybridum/Chinese Lantern

Abutilon hybridum / Abutilon hybridum
Flower buds and flowers
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Flower buds and flowers


Mature plant in flower

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Scientific Name: Abutilon hybridum
Common Name: Chinese Lantern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Flowers all the warm months and loved by hummingbirds. Grows very fast and can bloom twelve months of the year in mild climates. Heavy flowering come in cycles. With age plants become quite rangy and can grow into small tree sizes. Rooting cuttings is extremely easy. Just take six to eight inch cuttings and place in a soil mix and keep mix moist. Rooting will occur in a couple of weeks. Plants root when stems come in contact with the ground.