Sunday, September 23, 2012

Medinilla magnificia (Pink lantern, Rose grape, Malaysian orchid)

This tropical shrub native to Philippines bears drooping clusters of rosy pink flowers. It is one of the most elegant plants which can be grown indoors, but needs high humidity. It grows up to 8 feet tall in its natural habitat in part shade locations out of soil pockets on rain forest trees  or in ground clearings with large, ovate to oblong, prominently veined, leathery green leaves to 8 - 12 inch long.

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