Flaming Glorybower, Pagoda Flower, Bleeding Heart Vine

Clerodendrum splendens

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clerodendrum (kler-oh-DEN-drum) (Info)
Species: splendens (SPLEN-denz) (Info)


Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Blooms all year



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Newport Beach, California

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Bartow, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

North Fort Myers, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Spring Hill, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Wellborn, Florida

Brunswick, Georgia

Alvin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Beaumont, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 5, 2017, brachychiton from Bribie Island,
Australia wrote:

I planted the vine about 3 years ago in subtropical Queensland (approx. zone 11). It took a while to get going initially - perhaps because I started with a poor specimen I got online. It's currently working towards being spectacular. It is running about 6 feet horizontally along the top of a 6 foot high fence, and is covered in flowers. It is winter here, but it has also flowered at other times of the year - but I didn't note which times. It gets some morning sun, but not much else.


On May 11, 2012, KTGreen from Homosassa, FL wrote:

A friend gave me 4 of these plants from her garden 3 years ago. I planted them in full sun. They die back in the winter and come back in the spring but have never bloomed or grown very large We live on a salt-water canal and i wonder if they are salt intolerant.


On Apr 19, 2009, simona979 from San Antonio, TX wrote:

This Plant didnt do very well in full sun. I replanted it in semi-shade and it is growing quite nicely. I live in San Antonio, Tx, where it gets very hot, and dry, during summer.


On Apr 14, 2006, Rachele from revelstoke,
Canada wrote:

I have been growing this plant for four years now. I have also started a couple more from stem cuttings. I have not been able to get it to flower. Does anyone have any tips? Thank-you! Rachele


On Dec 24, 2004, tips2u2 from Ocala,
United States wrote:

I have been growing this vine from transplants. It is doing extremely well in a shady area of my garden and have been blooming continuously all year round. I've had only 2 transplants to start with and now, after 1 year, it's presently covering most of my fence.


On Sep 18, 2002, Sarada wrote:

Blooms almost 10 months out of the year with peak blooming in December and January in a conservatory environment.
Sarada Krishnan
Butterfly Pavilion