How to grow Clerodendrum trichotomum

Clerodendrum trichotomum growing shrub‎ of the genus Clerodendrum also known as Harlequin glorybower or Peanut butter tree, Clerodendrum trichotomum perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant as hedge plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

Leaves color green and can be green with yellow (variegate) in ovate shape.

Clerodendrum trichotomum flower

Flower color white in star shape after this the outer part become red, pink or purple in star with fruit in ball shape in the middle light a pearl in black shape.

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How to grow Clerodendrum trichotomum growing and care:

Rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead parts, and fruits stems

Size of the plant:
2-6m, 6-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade (looks less good)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
White star shape

Ornamental Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Ball shape like pearl and in bright shiny dark blue, green, yellow and the outer part in purple, red or pink in star shape

Scientific name:

Clerodendrum trichotomum

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone