Glorybower – Clerodendrum spp. (mostly C. philippinium)

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Glorybower – Clerodendrum spp. (mostly C. philippinium)

Common Name: Glorybower

Botanical Name: Clerodendrum spp. (mostly C. philippinium), kle-row-DEN-drum

Decorative Life: Weeks to months.

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Family Roots:
  • A member of the Verbenaceae (verbena) family.
  • Common relatives include verbena and lantana.
  • Native to Tropical and Subtropical regions, mostly in Asia and Africa.
Personality:
  • Shrub to about 10 feet in the wild, leaves mostly ovate in shape, with the lower leaves lobed and the upper not lobed. Flowers are mostly fragrant.
Storage Specifics:

Chill sensitive, store at or above 55F.

Tidbits:
  • From the Greek “kleros” meaning lot or chance and “dendron” for tree, in reference to the variable medical properties of some species.