Clerodendrum is a genus of flowering plants in the Lamiaceae family. Wild and super eye-catching, they make for a great indoor specimen plant or an annual display outside, especially hanging. Common names can include “Bleeding-Heart Vine,” “Glowerbower,” and “Bagflower.”

Light: Part sun 

Water: Even moisture

Environment: Native to tropical and warm temperate regions

Toxicity: Reported to cause stomach upset but no other information available

Habit / Size: Can be a shrub, liana, or tree depending on species

Of Note:

  • Clerodendrum thomsoniae: An evergreen liana that can grow up to 13’ tall. White to pale purple five-lobed calyx and red corolla. Dark green heart-shaped leaves in which you can see a lighter vein pattern. Also called the "Glory-Bower," this blooming vine is a fun one to watch grow. 
  • Clerodendrum speciosum "Red Bleeding-Heart Vine:” Has a red flower and dark green heart-shaped leaves. Also called the "Pagoda Flower," this blooming vine is a fun one to watch grow.

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.