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Old 09-28-2013, 04:14 PM
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I have a Chinese lantern plant in a huge pot. This is the 2nd year I've had it. It is very leggy and in the winter looks like it's dead. Is it deciduous? Should I cut it back?
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:41 PM
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i would cause it may just come back bushier next year.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:30 PM
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There are three genus of plants I know of called Chinese Lantern, Abutilon, Hibiscus and Physalis. Which one are you talking about?
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:01 PM
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It looks like Abutilon from the pictures I just looked up.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:22 PM
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I'm thinking you have Abutilon megapotamicum aka Trailing Abutilon.



For me this plant is always kind of straggly looking and blooms pretty much all year and is evergreen even in my Zone 8. It's a pretty slow grower and cutting it back in my experience doesn't make it bush out or really look any better. Mine is in a pot and stays outside year round.

I have it in very bright dappled sun and haven't paid much attention to it over the years rarely feeding it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:11 AM
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It doesn't look like that but your description fits mine exactly. I guess that's just how it grows. I love the flowers but the plant sure leaves a little to be desired. Thanks for the info.
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