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Clerodendrum Shrub Plant Unusual Musical Notes Plant


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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Clerodendrum incisum or Musical Notes is a fast growing tropical perennial flowering shrub that blooms throughout most of the warm season in tropical climates. It flowers with long, pure white split tubular blossoms with pretty red stamens tipped with bright yellow pollen covered pistels that resemble small white butterflies. Though short lived, and lasting only a few days, the flowers are showy and eye catching by virtue of their abundance and cool, calm elegance. However it is the unique and interesting shape these pretty flowers have in the bud stage that makes this plant the most appealing. The, round, flat, pale, creamy, celadon toned buds nod from atop long celery green stems that arch from a central terminal in a cluster on long stems. The overall shape and positioning brings to mind musical notes as they are written on sheet music ( ♪ ). It is also commonly called Witch's Tongue, Morning Kiss, Do Re Mi Flower.

It is one of the more than 400 species of Clerondendrum and is native to tropical Africa.

This plant has dozens of interesting uses in almost any landscape. Although it is quite tropical and must be protected from frost and freeze, it adapts quite well to permanent potted culture, and so can be grown outside it's recommend zone range with adequate care and winter protection. It is pretty planted in mass, as a part of mixed perennial beds, or as an accent plant along well traveled.

Botanical Name Rotheca incisa v macrosiphon or Clerodendrum incisum macrosiphon
Common Name Musical Notes, Witches Tounge, Do Re Mi, Morning Kiss
Plant Family Lamiacea (Moved from Verbenaeae)
Mature Size 5 to 8 feet
Bloom Color White
Bloom Form Tubular Flowers Unique Buds
Bloom Time Summer to Fall
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance None
Key Features Unique Shaped Buds
Suggested Uses Mass Planting, Accent, Mixed Perennials, Potted
Grower Notes Well draining fertile soil, protect from cold


Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in cool, morning sun, protect from hot direct afternoon sun.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation until very well established, but take care not to over water.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.







  • Model: CLEO-WHT-MN
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 3 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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