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A picture of a Rose Grape

Rose Grape

Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica flor by Alberto Salguero (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images

Medinilla magnifica-IMG 5520
A photo of Rose Grape
A photo of Rose Grape

Overview

This tender, erect, epiphytic shrub has winged stems bearing leathery, glossy, boldly veined, dark green leaves which can get to 30cm long. In spring into summer it produces, dense, pendent panicles of star-shaped, pink or coral flowers with large, leaf-like, pink basal bracts up to 2.5cm across.

Common problems

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Layering

Cuttings

Semi ripe/softwood

Seed

Special Features

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Uses

This plant is a very architectural plant and suits being grown in containers to help create a sub tropical look in conservatories or indoor locations.