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Clerodendrum thomsoniae/Bleeding Heart Vine

Clerodendrum thomsoniae / Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Vine growing on this south facing wall protected from harsh freezes
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Vine growing on this south facing wall protected from harsh freezes

A mature specimen in full bloom

Floral units of red flowers and white calyx coverings

Growing on lattice

Close-up showing the white clayx and the red corolla

Many flowers on a plant on a west facing wall

Showy white corolla

Several hearts bleeding

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Scientific Name: Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Common Name: Bleeding Heart Vine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: When indoors over winter, keep at about 50-55 degrees F. at night and 5-10 degrees F. warmer during the day. Prune in late winter or early spring. The showy white calyces with dark red corolla make this plant a show stopper. Needs some type of support to grow on. Blooms over an extended period when conditions are favorable.