Clerodendrum macrosphon - Plant
Common name: glorybower, bagflower and bleeding-heart.
Color: White, dark red
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 12.00 to 15.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Also, select a site that gets full sun. For dependable blooms, plants need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. If itâ€™s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Do not prune plants in the fall.
- Simply cut off any dead or diseased canes.
- Stop fertilizing 6 weeks before the first frost but continue watering during dry autumn weather to help keep plants fortified during the dry winter.
- Mound, mulch, or add compost after a few frosts but before the ground freezes.
Makes an excellent hanging container plant, or can be trained on a trellis.
- The Hill glory bower, (Clerodendrum infortunatum), is a perennial shrub belonging to the family Lamiaceae, also sometimes classified under Verbenaceae.
- It is the type species among ~400 species of Clerodendrum.
- It is one of the most well-known natural health remedies in traditional practices and siddha medicine.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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