How to grow Clerodendrum inerme

Clerodendrum inerme grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Volkameria also known as Volkameria inermis or Glory bower, Clerodendrum inerme perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant with fragrant flowers, mostly as hedge plant but can be ground cover plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Clerodendrum inerme flower

Flower fragrant color white with five petals with red long stamens

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How to grow Clerodendrum inerme growing and care:

Rich soil, well-drained soil, trellising or support

How to care:
Add fertilizer and prune once a year, put mulch to keep soil moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – propagating by cutting better to start in the early spring or with temperature of 21-25C (70-77F), requirements: moist soil, high humidity, peat soil, hormone for root growth, highly recommend to use green house (or small plastic box with holes) it will take few weeks for the first root

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s not hard to start by cutting and also not hard to start by seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10b, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 11, all year in hardiness zone 12+

How to plant:
Planting in bigger hole and put organic matter, chopped dead leaves and humus, put the plant and cover it lightly and keep it moist for few weeks until the plant establish

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites, mealy bugs

Pruning season:
All year, better after blooming season

How to prune:
For design, dead parts important in order to keep it green make the shape narrow that all will get light

Size of the plant:
2-5m, 6-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade (won’t bloom a lot)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes, but might won’t bloom

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when growing in containers need to choose container that 100-200% bigger than the roots ball or possible to grow it in small but cut the roots when planting, use potting mix or peat soil with perlite, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, when growing in container need to add organic matter and fertilizer at least once a year.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
White fragrant flower with five petals with red long stamens

How to grow Clerodendrum inerme from seeds

Sowing requirement:
peat soil with vermiculite possible in other soils, take care that the soil will be well ventilated (better result), sunny location, high humidity, temperature of 21-25C (70-77F)

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location, keep it room temperature

Sowing season:
Spring will be better for the tree but possible in summer, and in hardiness zone 12+ possible all year

How to plant:
Plant in soil that will keep the water and don’t let it dry, full sun

Planting spacing:
Better in different pots – because need to graft it after and some won’t establish, 2*1m (6*3 feet)

Depth of Sowing:
1cm (0.5 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, sunny location, water regularly and don’t let it dry

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
2-4 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Sunny location, humidity and moist soil

Scientific name:

Volkameria inermis

Alternative names: Clerodendron inerme, Glory bower, inerme plant

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Fragrance
  • Ground cover plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13