clerodendrum / clerodendrum
Belongs to the Verben family. The fatherland is a tropical and subtropical belt.
General description : Clerodendrum is considered a greenhouse plant. Clerodendrum thomsonae (Clerodendrum Thompson) is commonly grown in rooms. It has long, thin and curly stems, reaching 3 m. If you pinch them in the winter, it is allowed to give the plant a bush or ampel form. Leaves with a rough, as if "quilted" surface, up to 12 cm long, oval or ovoid. Flowers with snow-white bloated cups and with red corollas, are collected in racemes. There are variegated forms.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Clerodendrum:
Illumination : Light-loving, in a warm time of the year they prefer diffused light, in the winter direct sun rays are useful, it is better to keep closer to the south windows.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Requires frequent spraying, especially in warm rooms. Humidity is similarly maintained by placing pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.
In winter, the klerodendrum should always be removed from the central heating.
Temperature: Moderate in the warm season. In winter, the optimum is 10-16 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leaves, 1 part of peat and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.
Breeding: Cuttings or seeds.
Transplant : In the spring, every year.
Pests : affected by spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are woven over with spiderwebs), aphids (form sticky discharges on shoot tips, buds), whiteflies (white midges, whitish or yellowish spots appear on the underside of the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
clerodendrum thompson - clerodendrum thomsonae
clerodendrum bright - clerodendrum splendens
clerodendrum fragrant - clerodendrum fragrans
Ugandan Clerodendrum - clerodendrum ugandense