Top Questions About Clerodendrum Plants

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Questions About Clerodendrum Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 1, 2011

Q. Invasive Roots

Do Clerodendrum quadriloculare and gardenias have invasive roots? I want to plant them for a privacy fence outside my fenced pool.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 1, 2011
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If a plant's water needs are met, they will not become root invasive. Plants that have high water needs have a higher chance of becoming root invasive because it is harder to meet their water needs. But even plants that do not have high water needs can become root invasive if they do not get the water they need.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 7, 2011

Q. Clerodendrum Nutans – Yellowing Leaves

Normally, I would give a plant with this problem a small handful of Bicarbonate of Soda and water it in. Wondering if this treatment will suit the above plant.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

There are many reasons why a plant may have yellow leaves. The Bicarbonate of Soda will not hurt it, but it may not fix the problem. This article can give you some ideas of what may be causing the yellow leaves in your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm

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Asked by
Joy Garner on
July 21, 2017
28570-0344

Q. Clerodendrum seed proper way to plant

My Clerodendrum Thom. Seeds are ripe, I think, the red has come out on them, & I want to know if I should harvest from plant? Do I plant while the red is still showing on the seeds, or wait till they turn black? There are many & i would love to increase my plants, i dont like taking cuttings, as i dont have much success in this rooting method, in good soil or in water. Any info would b greatly appreciated. I keep them inside in cold weather & place outside on my covered front porch, where they do beautifully with good morning sun, that only gets directly on the pots, not directly on the foliage, except for a very short time, I allow them to harden to the sun, moving the pots very strategically. I treasure these plants, that are close to 20 yrs old. Thanks so much.Joy Garner Newport NC

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 21, 2017
Certified Expert
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Bleeding heart vine is easy to propagate by cuttings or serpentine layering. Semi-ripe tip cuttings taken in late spring or late summer can be rooted in water or moist sand or other medium. Roots should appear in about 2 weeks. Seeds can also be planted in spring.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bleeding-heart-vine/clerodendrum-bleeding-heart.htm

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Asked by
lynneholliday on
September 30, 2017
((Pukalani, Hi

Q. Transplanting

How well do glory bowers (well established) transplant? Want to move them from a western location to an east/southern location. Located at 1,500 ft elevation in Maui. Average rainfall 67 inches a year….well drained soil..

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 1, 2017
Certified Expert
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As long as you move it during a period where it isn't overly hot or dry, then it will move just fine. Just make sure you get plenty of roots. Here is an article on the care of the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/harlequin-glorybower/harlequin-glorybower-info.htm

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Asked by
sonandtone on
April 30, 2018
Wichita KS zone 6---7

Q. growing clerodendrum thomsoniae from seed

Received the seeds. How do I start them? Pre-soak? Scarify? Potting medium?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 2, 2018
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You can start them in most any potting soil, but you should take a razor and knick the surface of each seed. Soak these in water for 24 hours prior to planting. Keep them warm with a heating pad if you can. This process will be very slow, and can sometimes take 3 or 4 months to germinate. Just have patience, and keep the soil barely moist in bright, indirect light until they come up.

This article will help you on their care after: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bleeding-heart-vine/clerodendrum-bleeding-heart.htm

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