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.

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About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who enjoys working as a docent in a historic house museum, 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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One 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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