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Glory flower Overview
The genus Clerodendrum consists of over 300 hardy, evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs, sub-shrubs and woody climbing species from tropical and temperate areas. These plants are part of the Lamiaceae family. Growing to between 1-12m, this genus contains some small tree species, including some with hollow stems that provide habitat to ant species. One species can grow to 30m tall and another species is a common ornamental plant. This genus is usually cultivated for its abundance of small, waxy flowers.
How to propagate Glory flower
Dependant on species; seeds can be sown in spring and need temperatures between 13 to 18 C (55 - 64 F)
Dependant on species; cut away suckers from the parent plant in autumn or spring.
Dependant on species; Semi-ripe/hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer and early autumn. They will need bottom heat to promote good root growth. Root Cuttings can be taken in winter.
Special features of Glory flower
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Glory flower
Grown for their showy flowers which are very attractive to birds.