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#80472 Jul 1st, 2007 at 03:12 PM
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I just bought two yellow-flowering albutilons, which I'm going to grow as a house plant in one large decorative pot.
Does anyone grow it as a house plant? I Googled this plant and found that it was a popular parlor plant in the 1800's.

DeborahL #80474 Jul 1st, 2007 at 03:15 PM
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No, I have only grown them outside. But indoor or out they need lots of tip pinching to keep them from getting leggy. It's so hard for me to 'pinch' because they bloom on the branch tips. Mine get quite leggy.


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Wouldn't leggy look good, though? With the branches as art? Like bonsai?

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The branches are weak unless pinched back. And don't look at all like bonsai. I wish! Mine look a little like nearly dead plants, with a few leaves on the end of the bare branches, that put out some really nice blooms once in a while.

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Oh, OK, I'll pinch too ! Thanks for explaining.


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