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Abutilon megapotamicum Red Goblin

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Abutilon megapotamicum Red Goblin Chinese Lantern, Trailing Abutilon, ,Chinese Lantern, Trailing Abutilon, Callianthe megapotamica,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Prostrate, Shrub Like, Spreading

Attractive, evergreen prostrate shrub with an abundance of red bell shaped flowers from Spring to Summer. Ideal for use in outdoor containers or in ground giving colour to a shaded spot. Grows approx. 1m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Groundcover, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mites, Thrips

Cultural Notes: Use good quality potting mix or free draining soil with high organic matter. Remove spent flowers to encourage new growth. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser and or a liquid feed.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Malvaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate