The Clerodendrum Prospero (Dutch name: Opportunity Tree) 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 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 motifs on the walls of the Taj Mahal are nothing.
The enchanting atmosphere of India makes the Clerodendrum Prospero an attractive home plant. The clear-white flowers stand out even better on the glossy, mysterious-green leaves.
The Clerodendrum likes a light location, but try to avoid the plant getting in 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 gases.
It is important to give the plant enough water to enjoy this enchanting plant for as long as possible. Do not allow the root ball to dry out; Twice a week the plant can stand with its feet in a layer of water. Give some plants food once a month.
If the plant has finished flowering after its rich flowering, berries may appear on the flower twigs. This only happens if the flowers are pollinated during flowering.
If the decorative value of the flowers / berries is no longer beautiful, you can cut the flower branches. When the plant comes to rest, it can start flowering again.