Abutilon pictum — syn. Abutilon striatum,(disputed) and commonly known as Redvein Abutilon, Red Vein Indian Mallow, Redvein Flowering Maple, Chinese-lantern or Red vein Chinese lanterns, is a species of Abutilon in the Malvaceae family. It is native to southern Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The plant has become naturalised in Central America, and common in horticulture.

Red Vein Mallow/ Chinese Lantern Tree 風鈴花樹

  • Water Requirements:

    Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

    Sun Exposure:

    Sun to Partial Shade


    Grown for foliage

    Good Fall Color


    4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


    36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


    USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

    USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

    USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)


    Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

    Bloom Color:


    Bloom Characteristics:

    This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds


    The flowers are edible, raw or cooked, with the sweet flavor increasing the longer the bloom is open.

    Bloom Time:

    Blooms all year

    Soil pH requirements:

    5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

    6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)


    This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

    California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii


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