Bleeding Heart Botanically known as Clerodendrum thomsonae from Verbenaceae family. Common names are glory-bower, bagflower, bleeding-heart vine, etc. It is a perennial evergreen flowering vine with showy red flowers and carolla is bright red. The red sepals are long lasting & it requires trelling or chain like fencing or arbors for growing over it. It is an attractive bushy, tropical looking twining vine,fast growing climber. These can grown in garden for its shiny green foliage and dazzling crimson and Red blooms.
Plants have very showy flowers, which is an attractive bushy, tropical looking twining vine. Bleeding Heart Vine blooms profusely with rich crimson corollas peeking from red, balloon-like calyxes. The flowers are seen as clusters of red and pink. They are good climbing plants and are relatively easier to grow as they are sun-loving plants. Bleeding Heart Vine flowers are mostly loves warm climates. They are quite aesthetic too, as they produce tons of flowers which can be easily trimmed to the desired size. Its fruits are black and contain black seeds. It also performs good in partial shade or dappled sunlight, but it may tolerate full sunlight with plenty of moisture.
This plant will appreciate a position that gets lots of bright indirect light, and even a little dappled sun occasionally wouldn’t hurt. Avoid extended exposure to hot direct sun though or the leaves may burn.
It’s important to keep up a regular watering routine. In summer you want to keep the soil moist but not soggy. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level before watering. If it feels particularly wet, let it dry out for longer. Overwatering can lead to fungal issues or root rot. Try watering a once a week, but always testing the soil first to see if watering is necessary. During winter, when the plant isn’t in an active growing phase you should reduce watering frequency and use tepid/room temperature water.
As with all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots.
This plant will appreciate a moderate level of humidity to prevent her leaves from browning at the edges. Some tips for increasing humidity include grouping plants together, placing pots on a pebble tray, or if you want to go all out – buy a small humidifier online and place it in amongst your plant friends!
Feed with liquid fertiliser fortnightly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months.
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