The Clerodendrum Prospero (Dutch name: Kansenboom) was discovered in India, by the Danish Botanist Nathaniël Wallich. During his stay there, around 1800, he classified many plants, named after him and wrote several plant books.
Nathaniël Wallich had an eye for exotic beauty; just look at the Clerodendrum Prospero. An exuberantly flowering plant with gracefully hanging white flower bunches. The floral motifs on the walls of the Taj Mahal are nothing like it.
The enchanting atmosphere of India makes the Clerodendrum Prospero an attractive houseplant. On the shiny, mysterious-green leaves, the bright white flowers are even more visible.
The Clerodendrum likes a light spot, but should not be put in the bright sun. A place in the semi-shade is recommended. Think of a spot a few meters from a window on the east or west, or a little further in front of a window on the south.
A minimum temperature of 15 degrees Celsius is recommended. The ideal temperature is between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius.
It is important to give the plant enough water to enjoy this enchanting plant for as long as possible. In any case, do not let the root ball dry out; twice a week, the plant may stand with its feet in a layer of water. Add some plants once a month.
When the plant has finished flowering after its rich bloom, berries can be added to the flower branches. This only happens if the flowers are pollinated during flowering.
If the ornamental value of the flowers / berries is no longer beautiful, you can cut off the flower branches. If the plant then comes to rest, it can start flowering again.
Originally the Clerodendrum comes from China, Korea and Japan.
If the Clerodendrum suffers from vermin, it is important to control it as soon as possible with a biological or if desired a chemical pesticide.