Bleeding Heart Vine Propagation?

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by smk1962, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. smk1962

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    Ames, IA USA
    I have a Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae). I would like to propagate it. This plant was left in my house when I moved in. I propagated it once and the offspring plant has grown just as large as the mother plant. The mother plant has flowered, but the offspring has never flowered. I tried unsuccessfully to propagate new plants from the offspring, but they all died. I should mention that part of the offspring was 2 plants, one was from the splitting of the mother plant when it got too big for the pot and the other one is an actual offspring. I have propagated by cutting a stem off the original plant and placed the stem in water until it gets a good root on it, then planted it. I've done it with with other plants and this one as well, but I just can't seem to get this one to do it again. I just can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

    I have had problems with this plant dropping leaves a lot and I wonder how often I should feed it and what kind of food? Both plants are kept in my house and I live in Iowa.

    Please give me some advice about propagating this plant correctly. And also general care for this plant.

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