Chinese Lantern Plant

This summer I noticed an exotic plant in the San Diego County Park that is also the home of the haunted Whaley House* in Old Town San Diego.  Visitors would often stop by and admire the Chinese lantern-like flowers.

It is called Abutilon pictum, Flowering Maple, and Chinese Lantern Plant and is a wonderful addition to our garden.

See more about the growing and care of this plant:  Abutilons – The Flowering Maple or Chinese Lantern Plant*

*This is a link to a YouTube video.


About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who has enjoyed working as a docent in a well-known historic house museum, and now is a proud volunteer in San Diego's newest state-of-the-art hospital, Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. He enjoys reading, writing, and meditating, especially about mindfulness as discussed by Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (Photo credit: Jokie Tolentino)
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1 Response to Chinese Lantern Plant

  1. Vallery Feldman says:

    I have this plant. In fact I have abutilons in all colors and sizes. I may have too many if that is possible. It’s one of my favorite plants. Glad yours is doing well e.

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