Answer: My flowering maple (Abutilon) did the same thing when it stood in warm temperatures and bright light -- it grew very long branches with big gaps between the nodes. Ideally, abutilon needs a filtered light and moderate temperatures (18 - 20C) for best growth. National Gardening offers a how-to on renovating overgrown houseplants, including abutilon. Once you have renewed the plant, regularly pinch the branch tips back to leaf junctions (axils) to get the plant established in a bushy growth habit. Enjoy!
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