Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Homalanthus nutans

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Why we love this plant!
Care Information

Common uses:

Tropical garden and Supports wildlife

Expected Height Range:

2 m - 4 m

Spread Range:

2 m - 4 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun to partial shade

Flower Season/s:

Summer and Spring

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Perennial

Habitat:

Southern NSW to north-east Queensland and Melanesia in margins of subtropical rainforest, dry rainforest and in regrowth areas

Preferred Soil:

Prefers dry, well drained to moist moderate drainage

This is a vibrant plant, boasting heart-shaped leaves that have a red hue as it ages. It swiftly colonises open spaces, fostering a rich ecosystem teeming with small bugs and birds. It's fruit is a favourite among birds, especially the Brown Cuckoo Dove, championing seed dispersion and enhancing biodiversity.

Care Considerations:

The plant can be pruned to control its size or encourage more growth for a more tree like form.
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