Clerodendrum Thomsoniae - Bleeding Heart Vine
Clerodendrum thomsoniae is commonly known as Bleeding heart Vine, named so because of deep crimson petals hanging on clusters of white, heart shaped calyces.
This vine is one of over 400 species of clerodendrums and it is native to tropical West Africa.
A stunning, vigorous vine with dark green leaves, this clerodendrum, flowers profusely and will reach up to 3m in height. It is pefect for a pergola, trellis or fence.
It will grow best in the tropics & SE Queensland but will also thrive as far south as Sydney so long as the position / micro-climate is warm enough. Protect from frost and strong winds.
If your vine is damaged by frost, burnt tips and leaves should be left on the plant until spring and then cut away to make way for vigorous new growth.
As a tropical plant they prefer some humidity, have a spray bottle nearby to mist the leaves whenever possible.
Provide organic fertiliser and grow in partial shade. Keep soil free draining and moist.
Strong Plants for sale: 30-40cm tall