Tropical Abutilon-like plant ID?

Post Reply
Posts: 1434
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Location: sub-subtropical London

Tropical Abutilon-like plant ID?

Post by otorongo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:45 pm

This climber grows at the place I'm staying in Costa Rica. The flowers remind me of Abutilon megapotamicum, but the colours are different. The leaves are also different. The stems turn woody when they get older and thicker. Does anyone know what it is and whether it would be hardy in London? I may take a cutting if so.


User avatar
Posts: 1194
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:33 pm
Location: Inland Cornwall UK

Tropical Abutilon-like plant ID?

Post by Chad » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:58 am

Clerodendrum thomsoniae.

'Hardy' to about -1C.


User avatar
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:43 am
Location: cornwall

Tropical Abutilon-like plant ID?

Post by charliep » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 am

There are several Clerodendrum that will just about survive in the UK but I have found outside most are hard to get to flower and now only have C myricoides Ugandense, that does OK but I see its been decided its now Rotheca myricoides so may be thats why! (and even that does better with winter under glass)
Charlie Pridham
Gardening in Cornwall

Post Reply