Bleeding Heart

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

  • Bleeding Heart vine flower needs good sunlight.
  • Good amount of water is needed for the plant.
  • Feed the vine flower plant every 2 weeks.
  • Pruning is also necessary, in winter.
  • Cuttings will root in 10-14 days, but there should be a mist.
  • Provide 2 inches of mulch around the plant.

A Bleeding Heart Vine Plant, native to tropical west Africa, is grown for its masses of beautiful bi-colored flowers. Each flower on a Bleeding Heart Vine is made up of a corolla or inner group of bright red petals that emerge from a white calyx or outer part of the flower. The Bleeding Heart Vine’s nickname, the “Bag Plant” refers to the shape of the outer white petals.

When planted in a container, a Bleeding Heart Vine can grow up to 3 feet in length, outside in tropical areas, it often reaches 15 feet. A Bleeding Heart Vine has twining stems with large attractive dark green leaves. You can place a trellis in your container to help a Bleeding Heart Vine grow tall or place it on a shelf or in a hanging basket.

Common Names: Bleeding Heart, Glory-bower, Bleeding Heart Vine, Bleeding Glory Bower

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.