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Lucky Lantern® Tangerine Abutilon

Abutilon 'NUABTANG'

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Lucky Lantern Tangerine Abutilon (Abutilon 'NUABTANG') at Pesche's Garden Center

Lucky Lantern® Tangerine Abutilon flowers

Lucky Lantern® Tangerine Abutilon flowers

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Height:  20 inches

Spread:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Chinese Bellflower, Indian Mallow, Parlor Maple


This indoor or outdoor dwarf variety produces stunning tangerine-pink flowers; lantern-like buds open to pendulous cup-shaped blooms that keep coming and coming; a perfect container plant; attracts hummingbirds

Features & Attributes

Lucky Lantern® Tangerine Abutilon features bold orange bell-shaped flowers with pink overtones along the branches from early spring to late winter. Its attractive lobed palmate leaves remain green in color throughout the year.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a more or less rounded form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Lucky Lantern® Tangerine Abutilon can be expected to grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
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