Family. Verbenaceae. Botanical Name. CLERODENDRUM splendens. Plant Common Name. Flaming Glorybower. General Description. Crinkly, deeply veined. Clerodendrum splendens, commonly called flaming glory bower is native to tropical western Africa. It is a twining, evergreen, woody-stemmed vine that typically. Clerodendrum species are trees, erect or rambling shrubs, rarely herbs. Branches terete, quadrangular, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves simple.

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Infested pot-plants should be discarded and thoroughly disinfect pots before recycling. Stolons These are modified stems that grow horizontal to the ground or under the ground with nodes that can produce new plants as in a potato tuber. The fruit is a drupe rarely a capsule or schizocarpic separating into four one seeded potions. It is highly active during the dry spring to summer period and with the onset of the wet splendenw mite numbers are reduced.

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clwrodendrum In the absence of support, this vine will spread along the ground to form an interesting ground cover. This stops the draughts and maintains humidity. The seldom-seen adult males are tiny winged insects with a pair of long waxy tail filaments.

It prefers a sunny to bright filtered light with wind, frost and drought protection. Scientific Name Various Whitefly Species. Bottom heat splendenz obtained from thermostatically controlled heating cables that are running under the media.

Vermiculite clerodendru, perlite are also used as a well-drained rooting media but has the same disadvantage as sand having no nutrients. The warm dry coerodendrum that are created under plastic bunch covers is ideal for building up banana spider mite numbers. Adults and nymphs suck sap, congregating in sheltered parts of the plants; some species feed undetected on roots. Taking stem cuttings and layering is possible due to the development of adventitious roots. The crown may also be divided in some species by using a shovel to cut and dig sections out.


The seed must have the appropriate environmental requirements, water, temperature and oxygen. This family occurs in tropical regions and limited in temperate parts of the world.

Online Plant Guide – Clerodendrum splendens / Flaming Glorybower

Females may become inactive during cold weather. Describes methods, circumstances, and timing of dispersal includes both natal dispersal and interbreeding dispersal.

Females are pale green or yellowish, depending clerodendrun the host plant, and have two dark lateral markings; the mite becomes red in winter, retaining their dark markings. Leaf spot is an occasional problem. Rooting mediums The rooting medium must be well drained, clerodendeum may be used as long as it is thoroughly washed and leached of all salts. This zone may be affected by the monsoon or have high rainfall periods. A flower with a tubular base and open flat petals.

Heavy infestations form webbing and the pest is found on Abies and Juniperus species. Lophostemon confertus Life Cycle This insect has a Hemimetabolous life cycle, ie.

Flaming Glorybower (Clerodendrum splendens)

These cuttings are taken from mature wood normally towards the end of the season. They are also farmed by ants which in a nursery situation infest pots by tunnelling and carrying mealybugs to the roots. The small salverform flowers are arranged in dense terminal panicle that is up to mm 5 in long. Bark Type Woody Bark Type. Origin Tropical Western Africa, Zone Environment Natural Soil Well drained fertile moist loams slightly acidic, rich and organic. Infestations cause leaf mottling leaf fall; premature leaf loss causes loss of vigour and reduces the quality and quantity of future crops.

Period of Activity This peat is found from tropical to temperate regions and is most active during warm weather. This method is normally carried out with medium to large seeds such as woody plants and plants that are difficult to transplant.


Propagation from cuttings is possible because every cell of a plant containers the genetic information to create an entire plant. Genus name comes from the Greek words kleros meaning chance and dendron meaning a tree.

Plant looses vigour and in some cases die. Biological Control Natural predators include lacewings, ladybirds and thrips help keep the numbers down. Specific epithet means splendid.

Flaming Glorybower (Clerodendrum splendens)

Includes cues, strategies, restraints, rates. Back to Previous Page. High winds are accompanied with rain. The object of the structure is to create an environment where the temperature and humidity can be controlled. Use this chart only as a guide, always keep the other factors in mind when deciding where, when and what to plant. May be referred to as or include habit, defined as the characteristic mode of growth or occurrence associated to its environment, particularly for plants.

These can be cut away from the mother plant and form a new plant. Leaves may eventually wither and fall. A hotbed is a useful item as many plants root more quickly if the media is slightly warmer.

Dimethoate will reduce numbers; however, Two-spotted mites are resistant to insecticides in some areas. User Group specific search options Title. Plant Photo Gallery – Click thumbnails to enlarge.

Life Cycle Mites have a gradual metamorphosis, with several nymphal stages. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D.

As in softwood cuttings these require an environment of high humidity. It produces dark red body fluid and the eggs are laid in a cottony sac.