Medinilla magnifica is a tropical shrub which hails from the Philippines. It is also known as the Philippine orchid. Being an epiphyte, these tend to anchor themselves to large trees, although they do not feed from the trees themselves.
Bears beautiful dropping clusters of cherry pink flowers displayed in panicles up to 50cm long.
Very elegant, the drooping flowers are, however, quite fragile as they dangle on stalks.
There are violet, fleshy fruits later in the season.
Leaves are firm and leathery and they grow up to 30cm long.
Also known as the Rose Grape.
In the wild this plant will grow to a size of about 3m.
When grown as a house plant, try to replicate the forest environment. i.e. do not place in direct sunlight as this plant likes dappled shade.
Provide moist compost but not boggy.
Sold in a 13cm pot.
Total height is approximately 40cm.