I have a plant that wildly sprouted in my yard and I let it grow. It is now about 3 ft tall and is making seeds. I would like to know what plant this is and should I keep the seeds? Thank you so much.
This is velvet leaf, Abutilon, a common annual weed. Remove the seed capsules today as a couple look ready to release seeds.
Hello, I have had a Maple Abutilon plant for about 6 months now. I keep it inside next to a brightly lit window that gets morning sun. It has been doing well with growing tall and flowering, however it has now acquired diseased-looking spots on its leaves and has become very droopy (see attached pictures). I was hoping someone could give me some advice as to what kind of disease this may be and how to cure my plant of it.
Hm... I would almost say that this is fungal. Make sure that the soil dries out slightly in between watering. Apply wettable sulfur to the soil, along with a little dolomitic lime.
Here is an article with more information on the care of this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/flowering-maple/growing-flowering-maple.htm
Recently, the leaves and flowers in my Abutilon began shriveling up. It did freeze here earlier this winter, but not for a month or so. With the heavy rains it was flooded for a couple days, or more. Should I just cut it back and see what happens or wait to see if there's any new growth? It's several years old and about 6 feet tall.
It is best to avoid pruning until later in spring/summer and to wait and see if the plant produces new growth. Many cold-damaged plants will recover on their own. After it puts out new growth, you can see if there are any dead areas and prune them out.
You might also want to check whether the drainage around the Abutilon can be improved, since flooding can also damage plants. Here is more information on soil drainage:
This year old plant in our conservatory is developing black spots on leaves,with some leaves yellowing and dropping.The leaves also look wet though they are not. The plant itself is really growing.Can you help please?
It looks like you have a pest issue, likely a scale insect. The black on the leaves appears to be Sooty Mold, which is the residue from pests.
Treat the plant with Neem Oil.
Here is a link with more information.
This summer my abutilon, which I have potted outside, has developed brown scales on some of its branches. What do I do?
I like using alcohol on swabs to remove as many as possible.
Then treat plant with Neem Oil.
I want to order a red indoor flowering maple plant for my home . I do not want to start them from seeds.I would be happy with a 4 inch pot.They seem difficult to order.Could you please help me find one? I would deeply appreciate your efforts. Thank You !
Mail order is possible if not available at your local garden center. I searched "flowering maple for sale" and saw several, ebay and other sources:
I've noticed shiny sticky stuff on the table I have my flowering maple plants sitting on. The plant seems to be always wilted-looking even though I have recently watered it. Also at looking at the trunk (if that is what it would be called) seems to have little redish brown stuff on it and appears to be a little sticky. I've had this type of plant for over ten years, usually starting new plants each winter as my mother always did and from whom I had received the plant. I've never had this problem before. Can you tell me please what may be wrong and what I should do for it? I'm almost ready to get rid of them, but then I'd lose a part of my mother's legacy (she died in 2007). Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Unfortunately, this can have many causes. Can you please include a photo? This will help me to see what is going on. Have you seen any insects? This is a very common cause for sap production. Another cause can be overwatering. You should always wait until the top is almost dry to water again. Make sure the container has good drainage, or it can lead to root rot.