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Medea

Medinilla Magnifica

{ Rose Grape, Pink Lantern, Philippine Orchid, Chandelier Tree, Malaysian Orchid }

£25.00

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About Medea

Hailing from the Philippines, Medea is a delightfully unusual plant with beautiful pink flowers that hang like earrings from her dark-green foliage. Her nickname is 'Showy Medinilla', and it's easy to see why: when in bloom, her amazing wisteria-esque flowers make her the belle of the ball.

In the rainforest, Medea is an epiphyte, which means she grows in the holes and at the bases of large trees. Her large, succulent leaves are able to hold moisture for a long time, so she always has something to drink. Our Medea comes with three flower buds that will bloom in spring, adding an amazing pop of colour to your space.

Quick Facts

Botanical name: Medinilla magnifica

Nickname: Showy Medinilla, Rose Grape, Philippine Orchid, Pink Lantern, Chandelier Tree

Plant type: Evergreen shrub / indoor

Toxic?: Non-toxic

Current Height: 50-60cm

Pro level: Medium

Nursery Pot Size: 17cm - repot every 2-3 years

Care

Give her a good soak every week or so during growing season (spring-summer), allowing the top few inches of soil to dry out between waterings. In the winter, let her soil dry almost all the way before you water her again.

Medea prefers bright but filtered light - put her out of the way of a south- or west-facing window is ideal.

She doesn't love temperatures below 15 degrees, so make sure she doesn't get too chilly.

Once her flower buds begin to peek out, apply a liquid fertiliser every two weeks until the end of growing season.

Medea prefers an atmosphere with high humidity, so try spritzing her with a plant mister or trying some of our humidity-increasing tips in our Care Guide.

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