Clerodendrum thomsoniae is a beautiful climber. It has deep green leaves and red flowers that show through white calyces. The flowers grow in clusters. It is native to tropical Western Africa. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is also known as Bleeding Glory-bower or Bleeding Heart Climber. It flowers from Jun through October.
Clerodendrum thomsoniae is an evergreen plant that can grow to 13ft or 4.5m tall. It needs shelter and grows well in temperate climates. It has twinning stems. The leaves are ovate and dark green. The flowers are bright red with white calyces.
How to grow Clerodendrum thomsoniae:
Grow it in partial shade. Plant it in organic-rich, evenly moist but well-drained soil. It likes moisture, but don’t let it get soggy and you’ll enjoy beautiful flowers. It is generally disease-free. Watch out for red spider mite and whitefly. Propagate Clerodendrum thomsoniae by semi-hardwood cuttings, root cuttings, or seed.