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Care of the plant Clerodendrum x speciosum or Pagoda Flower.

Care of the plant Clerodendrum x speciosum or Pagoda Flower

The genus Clerodendrum, family Lamiaceae, includes 300 species of shrubs, trees, and climbing plants, mostly native to southern Asia and tropical regions of Africa. Some species are: Clerodendrum x speciosum, Clerodendrum thomsoniae, Clerodendrum glabrum, Clerodendrum ugandense, Clerodendrum fragrans, Clerodendrum trichotomum, Clerodendrum paniculatum.

Common names: Pagoda Flower, Java glory bean, Bleeding heart, Clerodendron. This hybrid is native to the tropical regions of Africa. It's a hybrid between Clerodendrum splendens and Clerodendrum thomsoniae.

They are climbing shrubs that reach 3 meters in height. The glossy, thick leaves are lanceolate or heart-shaped. The flowers appear in terminal panicles and can be white, red or pink.

They are used as indoor or terrace plants. In tropical and subtropical climates they are used to cover pergolas, walls and fences.

Clerodendrum x speciosum requires exposure to semi-shade or dimmed light and warm temperatures; they do not resist cold below 12 ºC.

The soil must be rich in organic matter, deep and have the ability to retain moisture. The planting is done at the beginning of winter.

Water moderately throughout the year, increasing watering a little if it's very hot.

Prune in winter to control growth.

Fertilize in autumn with manure and 3 times with mineral fertilizer: when it sprouts, when it blooms and at the end of summer.

They can be attacked by aphids and mites.

They propagate by cuttings taking advantage of pruning remains; reproduction by seeds is a very slow process.

Images of the plant Clerodendrum x speciosum or Pagoda Flower

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