Pronunciation: med-in-NIL-uh my-ree-ANTH-a
|Description||An exotic, yet easy to grow, tropical plant with large cascading clusters of showy flowers. Large dark green leaves have distinctive light green veins. A beautiful landscape plant for frost-free areas. This rain forest native thrives on humidity, making it a perfect terrarium or conservatory specimen.|
|Watering||Water regularly to keep soil surface evenly moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Blooms intermittently throughout the year.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hanging Basket|
|Design Ideas||In the tropics, Medinilla are often seen growing as hedges or border plants. In cooler climates, members of this genus make beautiful summer patio or indoor houseplant specimen, if given high humidity, or display in a greenhouse or conservatory collection.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Passion Flower (Passiflora); Elephant Ears (Colocasia); Bromeliad (Neoregelia); Philodendron (Philodendron)|
|Care||Easily grown in an enriched, well-drained potting soil that is slightly acidic. Prefers high humidity. Keep container soils evenly moist but not soggy. Reduce watering frequency during winter months in less temperate regions. Overwinter in a warm sun room or greenhouse in cooler winter regions.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.