Hi, I am
Hi! I am Bella.
My Latin name is Abutilon. You may also know me as the Chinese Lantern, since my flowers resemble little lanterns. At Plantanious, I grow in three different varieties. Yellow has, as the name suggests, yellow flowers. Red Trumpet has red flowers. Big Bell has larger multicoloured flowers in red and yellow.
Originally, I come from the tropical regions of Central and South America, but nowadays I can also be found in Africa, Asia and Australia. In nature, I can grow up to 3 metres tall! I am a member of the Malvaceae family.
Where should you place me?
Put me in a light, sheltered spot, but beware of the intense midday sun.
What do I like?
Give me a good drink of water regularly, I need it during the flowering season! Some fertilizer twice a month is also very welcome. Outside the flowering season, I do not need any fertilizer and less water.
Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.
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