Clerodendrum - garden of your dreams on the windowsill
Tropics on the window
Clerodendrum is a tropical plant of the verbenaceae family, blooming from January to April. There are many varieties of this flower, among which there are extremely unusual, for example,clerodendrum thomsonor, in another embodiment,Thompson(a photo). In conditions of purely artificial lighting and in case of compliance with appropriate care, it can bloom all year round. OrUgandan, with very beautiful and unusual flowers!
There are no domestic plants that do not likeshine. Clerodendrum is not an exception, but it will be best to feel in conditions of diffused lighting. You can post it at the east or west window. You can even on the south, if only to create shading. There should be no home heating appliances near the klerodendrum!
Another mode and care needed in the winter. At this time, recommended lower, about 15 degrees, temperature.
Desirableabundant watering, it is better to use water which is settled and soft. After flowering is over, watering should be limited, but drying of the ground should not be allowed. Very carefully and little by little it is necessary to water the klerodendrum in winter. Use of a pallet with wet pebbles or expanded clay will be helpful. In order to ensure the proper care of the clerodendrum, it is required to regularly spray it with settled water.
Fertilizer, mineral or organic, can be used in the period of spring and summer. It is recommended to fertilize the clerodendrum after pruning and at the beginning of flowering, it is not necessary to fertilize the flower in winter.
Optimalprimingshould contain about thirty percent of peat and leaf soil, preferably the content of clay soil (approximately 20%) and finely sifted sand (also about twenty percent). The ready option which can be bought will approach, it will be necessary to add the sifted sand to it only.You should also remember to pre-disinfect the soil, it will prevent the emergence of a number of fungal diseases and pests.
Types of Clerodendrum
Clerodendrum brilliant(photo 1).
Originally from Africa. Bush.
It usually blooms in winter and spring.
Clerodendrum is the most beautiful(photo 2).
Polynesian shrub. Can grow up to three meters tall. Usually blooms in the summer.
Reproduction by cuttings is possible from January to March.
Clerodendrum Thomson(photo 3).
The most common variety of this plant. It includes about four hundred different shrubs and vines. Clerodendrum thompson is a climbing vine.
Klerodendrum fragrant(photo 4).
It is an evergreen shrub that grows in Japan, Korea and East China. There are not many types of clerodendrum, whose flowers have a pleasant smell, this is one of them. The smell is similar to jasmine, and the variety itself feels great at home. If you provide the right care, it can bloom even the whole year.
Ugandan Clerodendrum(photo 5).
A curly shrub that has flowers of a unique shape, because of which it was also called the "blue butterfly".The Ugandan Clerodendrum more than the other domestic species loves the bright sun, so you can easily keep it in the south window. In the video you can yourself admire its unusual flowers.
Clerodendrum Wallich(photo 6).
Small shrub with elegant white buds. A variation of Wollich is also known as the "bride's veil." It is difficult to get cuttings, therefore it is better to engage in the multiplication of walloch clerodendrum only in spring.
There is also an interesting variety, called “morning kiss».
It is unique for its small size, pleasant to the touch with velvety leaves, and it blooms throughout the year. Reproduction by cuttings is very effective for this species.
Possible hazards and small details
If the leaves turned yellow and drooped, the cause of the disease is most likely that the proper care for the soil was not observed, it lacks moisture. The direct rays of the sun can easily leave a burn on the plant. If the leaves are very small and the stems are too long, a lack of light or nutrients may be responsible for this disease.
Cuttings are placed in pots in size, at the bottom of which drainage should be provided (pebbles, stone, etc.). Ready soil is poured into the pot and a cutting is planted in a hole, which is pre-watered with slightly warm water. After that, two or three days watering is not required, during this period the root should take root. If your version of clerodendrum - liana, you need to place in advance near the pot supports, on which it will grow.
The plant may be affected by pests such as spider mites, in which case care will be required with the help of soapy water and constant spraying. A whitefly can cause a serious threat. It is a small white midge, the larvae of which infect the leaves. It is recommended to wipe the leaves regularly, it is possible to prune those areas that have managed to infect the pests, it is acceptable to use the action and fufan. Also, klerodendrum can infect aphids, which leads to the death of leaves and shoots. In this case, you can also resort to insecticides.
So, klerodendrum - this is a great option home plants. All its varieties look unusual, have beautiful flowers that will delight your eye from several months to a whole year! This will depend solely on the type and quality of care you choose.which does not imply anything complex and specific. So you can safely advise this plant to anyone who wants to revive his room, but still does not have enough experience in caring for plants and flowers!