Flowering Maple (Abutilon pictum)

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Flowering Maple, also known as Red Vein Indian Mallow or Chinese Lander, is a flowering shrub or small tree native to Brazil.  It's smooth green foliage resembles that of a maple tree, however it is from the hibiscus and okra family of plants. 

Flowering Maple blooms gorgeous red-veined lantern flowers nearly year round.  It makes a great potted plant and can easy be grown or overwintered indoors. Flowers are edible and have a light, sweet flavor.  They can be eaten raw or cooked. 

Plant Type:
Evergreen Perennial Shrub, Small Tree

Harvest Season:
Flowers: Year-Round

Mature Size:
Up to 10 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
 Requires well-draining soil, moderate water in the summer so that the soil is lightly but consistently moist

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 8-10 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Flowering Maple is grown from cuttings and is capable of harvest within 1 year.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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9 reviews
  • EL
    Eddy L.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 0-1
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Flowering Maple

    Just repotted, see how they would turn out. Thanks.

  • JB
    Jennifer B.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 0-1
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Plant is beautiful

    The plant arrived in great shape. It is holding onto its leaves. I’m looking forward to seeing it grow and bloom. Thank you!

  • ZZ
    zilko z.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? Yes
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago

    Love flowering maple had one that looked like a Bonnet which I purchased from Biltmore Estate several years ago (Biltmore Bonnet )that’s what I have been calling it ,unfortunately I left it outside and the frost may have Killed it , hence the new plant which so far is doing well.

    Do you have any dwarf papayas would love one of those .

  • I
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Cute and the flowers are so pretty!

    I originally got this for my dad, but he politely declined so I kept it. It came packed well and with 3 leaves… though one was knocked off during transit. I repotted it, where it stayed for 3 weeks and grew to about a foot (likely even more - I didn’t measure). It got to the point that it looked too big for the pot so I dug a hole 3x it’s size (neglected, clay soil) in a partially sunny area. It continued growing and is on its second batch of flowers! I didn’t try eating them but I’ll make an effort to this time around. It’s now approaching 3 feet tall. Note: if you live in an area with a REALLY strong sun, it does not like full sun. I’m in Texas. The leaves started wilting as soon as summer hit. Thankfully, it was still in a pot.

  • JT
    Judy T.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Rabbits ate it

    Rabbits ate it

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