This is one of the few plants that blooms well in shade.
My previous post was about a White Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae). Today's post is about the Red Bleeding Heart Vine.
It is important to note that both these Bleeding Heart Vines are different from the Bleeding Heart or Lamprocapnos spectabilis * (formerly Dicentra spectabilis) which is of a different family (Fumariaceae) and the source of the Bleeding Heart folklore about the Princess who's heart bled for her dead Prince.
* please click on the name to go to the link provided.
Malay name: Nyonya Makan Sirih (Maiden/Fair Lady chewing betel leaves)
Clerondendrum speciosum is a hybrid of Clerondendrum splendens * and Clerondendrum thomsoniae *
This is also my entry for Fertilizer Friday, June 4th, 2010. To participate and view other entries around the world, do visit Tootsie at Tootsie Time.