Clerodendrum Prospero

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Clerodendrum Prospero (Dutch name: Kansenboom) is discovered by the Danish Botanic Nathaniël Wallich in India. During his stay, around 1800, he classified a lot of plants that are named after him and he wrote several books about plants.

Nathaniël Wallich had an eye for beauty; look at the Clerodendrum Prospero. An entousiastic blooming plant with elegant hanging white flower bunch. The flower patterns on the Taj Mahal are nothing compared to this.

The mesmerizing sphere of India makes the Clerodendrum Prospero to an attractive houseplant. The clear-white flowers come to full advantage on the shiny, mystical green leafs.

The Clerodendrum Prospero can be bought from march till october.

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CARE ADVICE

1. A bright, sunny spot

The Clerodendrum loves a bright position, but try to avoid to put the plant in direct sunlight.

Ideal temperature 18-22°C, at least 15 °C

Tip: the plant is sensitive to ethylene: do not put the plant nearby ripening fruit, cigarette smoke or exhaust fumes.

2. Keep moist, the soil should not dry out:

It is important to give the plant enough water to enjoy this mesmerizing plant as long as possible. Do not allow the soil to dry out; the plant can have enough water twice a week. Give some plant food once a month.

AFTER FLOWERING??

When the plant finished flowering after a rich blooming period, there is a chance that there will grow berries on the flower twigs. This only happens when the flowers are pollinated during the flowering period. When the ornamental value of the flowers/berries is not beautiful anymore, you can cut the flower twigs. When the plant gets rest, it can bloom again. This way you can enjoy this special plant for a long time.