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Bleeding Hearts – Macro Monday Challenge

Bleeding heart vine or the Clerodendrum Thomsoniae is a stunning vine. It is also known by the names Bleeding Glory bower or glory bower. It is an ornamental plant which thrives in direct sunlight and heavy drinks of water.  It is a tropical plant , native to west Africa. This vine can grow up to 4m in height .

These vine make wonderful bowers and arches. Their almost heart shaped,deep green leaves provide the perfect background for the white flowers with their five lobed red corolla.

It loves soil that is slightly acidic and blooms in abundance with the right kind of soil. The bleeding heart vine also comes in different colors varying in shades of white to purple.

Once it is established, the vine doesn’t need much attention. Feeding it once a month with a fertilizer high in potassium should be enough. I feed mine with a good meal of dried banana, skins egg shells and coffee grounds dried in the sun and powdered very fine.  I also add a couple of teaspoons of white vinegar to this mixture and let it rest for a day before diluting it with water and feeding the plant.

The glory bower can be easily propagated from cuttings.

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