Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A “must have” houseplant to start your new year.

Red Bleeding Heart Vine makes a beautiful flowering houseplant. This tropical plant is covered with deep green leaves and eye-catching red flowers.
Red Bleeding Heart Vine – Clerodendrum x speciosum has  lipstick red flowers which appear on the tips of its vining stems. This plant will do well in bright, indirect light with some direct sun light. Red Bleeding Heart Vine likes moist soil, so water frequently enough to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Try to avoid letting the plant dry out completely and then over-watering.
Fertilize your Red Bleeding Heart Vine monthly with Fertilome 20-20-20. As the days get longer, you may start fertilizing every two weeks.
Another way to keep your plant healthy is to raise the humidity by placing the plant on a tray of wet pebbles. Just make sure the bottom of the pot doesn’t sit in water. You can also raise the humidity by misting the plant once a day with room-temperature water.
As the name suggests, Red Bleeding Heart Vine is a climber, so it will do best when it has a trellis or stakes to climb on. These plants come with the staking in place.
Add a nice ceramic pot and enjoy the color display your plant will provide. It’s okay to put your Red Bleeding Heart Vine outside after the last frost date, usually Mother’s Day

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