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My plant starts to flower.


Surprisingly; it starts to open from the middle, not the button as usual.

Author: Robert Brown & Wilhelm Vatke, 1882
Family:  VERBENACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Caprivi Strip, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zare, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  4 Meters
Flower:  Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Spironema myricoides Hochst. 1840. 
Rotheca myricoides
, Steane & Mabb.
Rotheca myricoides
subsp. austromonticola, Verdc.
Rotheca myricoides
var. capiriensis, R.Fern.
Rotheca myricoides
var. discolor, Verdc.
Rotheca myricoides
var. dumalis, R.Fern.
Rotheca myricoides
var. eleanorae, R.Fern.
Rotheca myricoides
subsp. mafiensis,  Verdc.
Rotheca myricoides
var. moldenkei, R.Fern.
Rotheca myricoides
subsp. muenzneri, Verdc.
Rotheca myricoides
subsp. namibiensis, R.Fern.
Rotheca myricoides
subsp. napperae, Verdc.
Rotheca myricoides
subsp. ussukumae, Verdc.
Rotheca myricoides
var. viridiflora, Verdc.
Clerodendrum myricoides
,R.Br. ex Vatke.
Cyclonema myricoides,
Hochst.
Cyrtostemma myricoides,
Kunze.
Siphonanthus myricoides,
Hiern.
Other ways to spell it: Clerodendron myricodes and ClerodendrOm myricoides.

This member of the Verbenaceae family was given this name by Robert Brown and Wilhelm Vatke in 1882. It is found in the Tropical part of Africa/East Africa, growing in a rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex will grow to 15 centimetres in diameter, the vine-like stems to four meters. The flowers are bright blue, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

Really confusing with the names. It might be Clerodendron ugandense , but I'm not sure. Also the ClerodendrOn and ClerodendrUn seems to be a fault.

The genera name  is derived from two Greek words, kleros, meaning 'chance' or 'fate' or "clergy", and dendron, 'a tree'. The species name from the French word myriades meaning 'ten thousand' and a Latinization of the Greek oides meaning 'looking alike'.