Pelotazo (Abutilon incanum) in the Abutilons Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Abutilon incanum Accepted
Abutilon incanum subsp. incanum Synonym
Abutilon incanum subsp. pringlei Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Small brownish 5 part capsules, each containing 4 to 6 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Yellow
Other: Orangish-yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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