The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Abelia

Family: Caprifoliaceae.

Abelia grandiflora
Abelia Genus of about 30 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs found on hillsides and in open woodland from the Himalayas to E. Asia, and in Mexico. Abelia grandiflora (hybrid A. chinensis x A. uniflora) is only one variety grown as a houseplant, it is evergreen shrub with attractive flowers.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth. Keep cool (10-15C or 50-60F) in winter. Choose a well-lit spot - a few hours sunlight every day is benefical. Water liberally from spring to late autumn. Water sparingly in winter. Mist leaves occasionally. Take stem cuttings (greenwood) or sow seeds in spring.

User-submitted additions and corrections:

researcher
18th Jun 2004
The genus named in the memory of doctor Clarke Abel who worked in China in the beginning of the 19th century.
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