Abutilon bedfordianum is a shrub or small tree growing up to 5 metres tall.
The plant yields a fibre from the stem.
S. America - eastern Brazil.
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Requires full sun or part day shade and a fertile well-drained soil[
Tip-prune young plants to promote a bushy habit[
]. Older plants tend to get rather leggy, but can be cut back almost to the base in order to promote new growth[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
A fibre obtained from the bark can be used for making cordage and paper[
]. The bark yields an almost white fibre of superior quality, suitable for whipcord, line matting, paper, and perhaps textile fabrics[
Seed - germination should take place within a few weeks. Once the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Cuttings of young shoots[
Cuttings of half-ripe wood[
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