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Last Update 06/03/08
Plant of the Month

 Clerodendrum thomsoniae

 Tropical Bleeding Heart Vine, Glorybower

Not to be confused with the "Bleeding Heart" Dicentras that you may be familiar with from "Up Home" Clerodendrum thomsoniae or Tropical Bleeding Heart Vine is a spectacularly colorful tropical plant for covering fences, arches, etc. in part sun/part shade situations in your garden.

Clerodendrum thomsoniae, Tropical Bleeding Heart, Glorybower (Click for Larger View)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae, Tropical Bleeding Heart, Glorybower (Click for Larger View)

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Clerodendrum thomsoniae, Tropical Bleeding Heart, Glorybower (Click for Larger View)

Plant Facts:

Common Name:  Tropical Bleeding Heart, Glorybower

Botanical Name:  Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Family:  Lamiaceae

Plant Type:  Perennial vine

Origin: Tropical West Africa

Zones: 10 - 11

Height:  4 - 10' or more

Rate of Growth: Fast

Salt Tolerance: Medium

Soil Requirements:  Well drained, moist, fertile humus

Water Requirements: Water freely, less water in winter

Nutritional Requirements: Balanced liquid fertilizer monthly

Light Requirements: Prefers partial shade or partial sun

Form:  Twining evergreen vine

Leaves:  Rich green to 7" long

Flowers:  Appear in terminal and axillary panicles. White, pink or red calyces with white, pink or red petals appear with abandon during the summer.

Fruits: Round drupe

Pests:  Whiteflies, mealybugs, aphids, common galls, cankers and leaf spots

Uses:  Twining vine good for covering fences, etc. in partial shade/partial sun.

Bad Habits: 

Cost:  $$ -- reasonable

Propagation:   cuttings, seeds

Source:   A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

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