Genus, native to tropical and subtropical areas, that comprises 150 species of shrubs, annual and perennial herbs and more rarely trees with a long-lasting flowering, from spring to autumn. These species feature lobed leaves with long petioles and pendent, funnel-shaped flowers.
Latin name: Abutilon pictum "Thompsonii"
They grow in full sun, in moderately moist soils and frost-protected sites.
Plant in groups and flowerpots.
Prune lightly in late winter, to remove thin branches and overmature flowers.
Propagated by semi-woody cuttings in summer.
Shrub with bicoloured, yellow and green, speckled leaves and orange flowers.