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Common names:
Give a thumbs up Musical Note Plant
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Botanical names:
Rotheca microphylla Accepted
Clerodendrum incisum Synonym
Rotheca incisa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5m)
Plant Spread: 4 to 5 feet (1.2-1.5m)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

White flecks on leaves are diatomaceous earth

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Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Aug 27, 2014 3:02 PM

A lovely plant for a shady border here. The flower buds do look like little musical notes, and the flowers are graceful and elegant when they open. I find that the flowers hardly last a day if the plant is in too much sun. Filtered shade under my oak trees seems to suit it wonderfully and the flowers last 3 or 4 days. I've also discovered that this plant is sensitive to my high pH well water. Some years I don't irrigate much, but this spring it had a month or so of nothing but well water, and it was really struggling, dropping leaves and looking yellow despite fertilizer and other remedies, until I turned off the sprinkler and began watering it by hand with rain water. This is not a large or robust Clerodendrum, but it is delicate and pretty and it would do nicely in a large container.

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