Bleeding Heart Vine – Clerodendron Vine, Clerodendrum Thomsoniae
The Bleeding Heart Vine, scientifically known as Clerodendrum thomsoniae. This evergreen climber, native to West Africa, with stunning pendulous blooms that resemble bleeding hearts. The Bleeding Heart Vine, known for its distinct and captivating blossoming, displays clusters of red and white flowers, providing a visually appealing display. It grows best in well-drained soil and partial sunlight. This vine is ideal for arbors or hanging baskets, and it lends a romantic touch to gardens. Accept the allure of Clerodendrum thomsoniae, a plant that seamlessly blends beauty and grace in both nature and cultivation.
- Sunlight: Provide bright, indirect sunlight. Protect from harsh midday sun, especially in hotter climates.
- Soil: Use well-draining, fertile soil enriched with organic matter. A balanced potting mix works well for container-grown vines.
- Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season. Water when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry. Reduce watering in winter.
- Fertilization: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. Reduce frequency in fall and winter.
- Support: As a climber, provide a trellis or support for vertical growth. Prune to shape and control size.