Clerodendrum thomsoniae is a twining evergreen shrub from tropical west Africa and is also known as a bleeding heart vine.
Blooming Time: July-October The flowers have a white calyx and red corolla and are in clusters.
Culture: Clerodendrum thomsoniae is an excellent tub or hanging basket plant. It needs a good rich potting soil with sand added to improve drainage. Clerodendrum thomsoniae needs to be kept moist but not exceedingly wet with plenty of good light. Since Clerodendrum thomsoniae blooms on new growth it is best to cut them back after blooming.
Propagation: Clerodendrum thomsoniae is mainly propagated by cuttings, although Clerodendrum can also propagated from seed. Cuttings root in 10-14 days under mist at 70 degrees F.
Clerodendrum thomsoniae was featured as Plant-of-the-Week November 13-20, 1998.
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