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 stars
Based on 6 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
6 reviews
  • I
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 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 stars
    1 year ago
    Rabbits ate it

    Rabbits ate it

  • L
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Has grown 2 feet!

    fast shipping; great plant; has grown two feet since purchase! very happy!

  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Great communication, service, and happy plants

    The plant arrived safe and sound during a surprise temperature drop. The supplier communicated well with regard to shipment and the plant was well packed and unharmed by the trip. I would definitely buy again!

  • LC
    Laurie C.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Impressed with packaging

    I bought this flowering maple tree for my husband for Valentine's Day. I didn't realize it would take 2 weeks to ship until after I placed my order (my fault), so I just had to tell my husband his gift was on the way. I ordered it on the 10th and received it on the 22nd. It arrived on time according to the shop's instructions. I had no idea what to expect as far as packaging goes, but I was very impressed at how secure and safe my tree was in it's shipping box. It arrived in snowy weather via US Postal Service, so I ensured quick recovery from my mailbox to ensure it wouldn't get cold. It's a beautiful little tree and we're very excited to see it grow. Very pleased with the first purchase from this shop! Thank you!

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