The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Clerodendrum

Family: Verbenaceae.

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Clerodendrum thomsonae Common name(s): Clerodendrum splendens
Clerodendrum Genus of about 400 species of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and climbers, found in woodland in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in Asia and Africa. The ornamental part of the Glorybower flower is its white, inflated calyx. Its climbing stems reaching 8 ft or more. The flowers appear in summer among the heart-shaped leaves. The plant requires a sunny growing area and an evenly moist soil. In winter, keep the soil drier when the plant is resting. The plant likes cool temperatures, preferably in the 60's. Glorybower's growth and blooming period is in late summer. Once the flowers fade, pick them off and do any pruning that may be needed. Allow stems to trail or to twine around an upright support. Clerodendrum
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Keep the plant warm - minimum 60F in winter. Some direct sun is essential. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Water moderately from spring to autumn. Water sparingly in winter. Misting is necessary. Propagation is by suckers, or green wood cuttings taken in summer. The cuttings root in perlite at a temperature of 70 degrees. Sow seed at 55-64 F (13-18 C) in spring.
Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', C. ugandense
Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', C. ugandense
Clerodendrum speciosum, C. delectum
Clerodendrum speciosum, C. delectum
Clerodendrum thomsonae
Clerodendrum thomsonae

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