The Clerodendrum Prospero (Dutch name: opportunity tree) was discovered in India by the Danish botanist Nathaniël Wallich. During his stay there, around 1800, he has classified many plants, named after him and written various plant books. He was known for his innovative way to transport seeds and plants from India and surroundings to England.
Nathaniel Wallich had an eye for exotic beauty; just look at the Clerodendrum Prospero. An exuberant flowering plant with gracefully hanging white flower clusters. The floral motifs on the walls of the Taj Mahal are nothing.
The enchanting atmosphere of India makes the Clerodendrum Prospero an attractive living room plant. The clear-white flowers stand out even better on the glossy, mysterious-green leaves.
The Clerodendrum likes a light place, but try to avoid the plant in full sunlight.
Ideal temperature 18-22 ° C, minimum 15 ° C
Tip: the plant is sensitive to ethylene: do not place the plant near ripening fruit, cigarette smoke or exhaust fumes.
It is important to give the plant enough water to enjoy this enchanting plant for as long as possible. Do not let the pot ball dry out in any case; Twice a week the plant can stand in a layer of water with your feet. Give some plants some nutrition every month.
When the plant has finished flowering after its abundant flowering, berries can reach the flower stems. This only happens when the flowers are pollinated during flowering.
If the decorative value of the flowers / berries is not nice anymore, you can trim the flower branches. When the plant then comes to rest, it can bloom again.