I Have A Dream...I do! My dream is to have a compact and obedient abutilon hybrid devoid of any plant-related problems. Showy flowers. Sturdy stature. Easily pruned and propagated. The dream is still a dream...
Meanwhile, I've been looking into ways to improve my plants' life. One of them was mentioned in the previous post -- clay! I've started adding clay to soil, about 20% of the total amount. Here's what it looks like:
|Some compound soil components|
Yummy! Abutilons love it!
Then, to improve the pruning procedure, I started removing the big leaves which use up too many nutrients and hinder the development of the adventitious buds.
In addition, I started practicing root trimming while re-potting the plants. This is what it looks like:
|Extra rings of roots need to be removed, or they may rot|
|I shear the extra roots off|
|It's perfect. The abutilon plant won't even notice the loss.|