Re: Clerodendrum Thomsoniae (Bleeding Heart) Why Don't I Have More Blooms?
Just a point about lighting, there is a plant that is on the ferry going to Bowen island every day of the year and it flowers non-stop all year. It is next to a window and presumably it gets the sun only half day because ferry is constantly changing directions. The plant is practically in full sun when the ferry is heading to the mainland. The soil is dry and contains very little peat and by feeling the soil, I can only imagine that it is tortured. It reminds me of a Clematis. When I left mine in full sun, watered it infrequently, didn't fertilize so basically neglected it, it flowered profusely. When a colleague did the opposite in full sun, it produced some great looking leaves. This might be a trick you might want to consider, if you take an older stem of the plant and snap it in half and it breaks quite easily like a toothpick even with enough water, then chances are it is drought tolerant and enjoys a bit of torture.
Last edited by Daniel Mosquin; November 16th, 2011 at 04:39 PM.
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