Rose Grape

Medinilla magnifica

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi ripe/softwood

Special features

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

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.

Personality

Family

Melastomataceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by red spider mite, mealy bugs and scale insects.
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