Water regularly to keep soil surface evenly moist, but not soggy.
|Botanical Pronunciation||med-in-NIL-uh my-ree-ANTH-a|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Blooms intermittently throughout the year.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to keep soil surface evenly moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Passion Flower (Passiflora); Elephant Ears (Colocasia); Bromeliad (Neoregelia); Philodendron (Philodendron)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11