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 them after him and wrote various plant books. He was known for his innovative way of transporting seeds and plants from India and the surrounding area to England.
Nathaniël Wallich had an eye for exotic beauty; just look at the Clerodendrum Prospero. An exuberantly flowering plant with gracefully hanging white flower clusters. The floral designs on the walls of the Taj Mahal are nothing to it.
The enchanting atmosphere of India makes the Clerodendrum Prospero an attractive houseplant. The bright white flowers stand out even better on the shiny, mysterious green leaves.
A light, sunny place:
The Clerodendrum likes a light location, but try to avoid exposing the plant to full sunlight.
Ideal temperature 18-22 ° C, minimum 15 ° C
Tip: the plant is sensitive to ethylene: do not place the plant near ripening fruit, cigarette smoke or exhaust fumes.
Keep moist, the potting soil must not dry out:
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; The plant may stand with its feet in a layer of water twice a week. Give some plant nutrition once a month.
When the plant has finished flowering after its abundant flowering, berries may appear on the flower sprigs. 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 the flower stems. When the plant comes to rest, it can flower again.
Clerodendrum Prospero; for long enjoyment of a richly flowering plant.