MEDINILLA MAGNIFICA… A name so apt! Magnificent, indeed.
The one that I have is already 4 feet tall with hot pink flowers! I LOVE this color!
Indigenous to the Philippines, this particular variant is probably the showiest of Medinillas. Growing up to 6 feet when potted and taller when planted on the ground, it is a sight to behold. Flowers grow in pendulous clumps, resembling a living chandelier.
I would’ve wanted to have more of this in my garden except that it thrives better in filtered sunlight. I have yet to plant trees! Until then, my Medinilla Magnifica remains potted away from the searing heat of the sun.
I have yet to own the Pearl Medinilla that has dark pink flower stalks with white flowers that shed into seed pods to resemble white pearls!
I am watching these babies like a hawk! Really hoping that some of them survive in time for the shade of my mini orchard!