Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Bleeding heart vine

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers

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Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Clerodendrum thomsoniae
  • Common name: Bleeding heart vine
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Bleeding heart vine, Clerodendrum thomsoniae, is a climbing plant native to tropical West Africa. It has dark green leaves, striking white and red heart-shaped flowers, and black fruits. 

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Owing to its tropical roots, it’s perfect for growing in a sunny and humid greenhouse or conservatory, but it may be taken outside in summer. Grow in moist but well-drained soil up an obelisk or similar structure, and prune annually to train it. In the greenhouse or conservatory, it may be susceptible to red spider mite and whitefly.

How to grow Clerodendrum thomsoniae

  • Plant size

    4m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Clerodendrum thomsoniae and wildlife

Clerodendrum thomsoniae has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Clerodendrum thomsoniae poisonous?

Clerodendrum thomsoniae has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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