Refers to the vervain family. Fatherland is a tropical and subtropical belt.
General description : Clerodendrum is considered a greenhouse plant. In the rooms, Clerodendrum thomsonae (Clerodendrum Thompson) is usually grown. It has long, thin and curly stems, reaching 3 m. If they are plucked in winter, it is allowed to give the plant a bush or ampel shape. Leaves with an uneven, as if "quilted" surface, up to 12 cm long, oval or ovate. Flowers with snow-white bloated cups and with red corollas are collected in racemose inflorescences. There are variegated forms.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Clerodendrum:
Illumination : Photovoltaic, in the warm season, scattered light is preferred, in the winter, direct sunlight is useful, it is better to keep closer to the southern windows.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity of the atmosphere: It requires frequent spraying, especially in warm rooms. Air humidity is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
In winter, the clerodendrum should be eliminated from central heating.
Temperature regime: Moderate in the warm season. In winter it is optimal 10-16 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leaf, 1 part of peat and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.
Breeding: Cuttings or seeds.
Transplantation : In the spring, every year.
Pests : it is affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are cobwebby), aphids (form sticky excretions on shoot tips, buds), whiteflies (white mosses, whitish or yellowish spots appear on the underside of leaves).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
clerodendrum tompson - clerodendrum thomsonae
clerodendrum bright - clerodendrum splendens
clerodendrum fragrant - clerodendrum fragrans
clerodendrum Ugandan - clerodendrum ugandense