MEDINILLA MYRIANTHA - Malaysian Grapes Maximize


A very pretty, tropical plant great for the shade and containers. You can see pink blooms nearly year round in tropical locations. Dark purple non-edible berries follow after the flowers. I would recommend this plant for a beginner.

Ships in 4" pot.

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M. myriantha extrudes crystallized sap which forms these little clear balls under the leaves and/or on the stems. This is a natural occurrence and is NOT a bug or pest eggs!

A very pretty, tropical plant great for the shade and containers. It can grow well as a house plant as well if you give it the right conditions. This medinilla is an epiphyte in nature, like orchids, therefore the potting soil has to be porous. I suggest that you get a good quality potting soil and mix about 1/3 of an orchid mix (bark, perlite, charcoal.) This medinilla has very pretty flowers. They start off a light pink color and start turning a darker magenta and finally the flowers turn into dark purple resembling "berries" or "grapes." Although they do look like grapes, they are not edible. This medinilla blooms a lot and you can see flowers almost year round. The foliage is also very pretty, nice glossy green leaves. It is best to avoid freezing temperatures.

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FAMILY : Melastomaceae
ORIGIN : Malaysia
MATURE SIZE : 7', but normally seen and kept smaller about 4 feet
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : bright shade, filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : let the soil dry before watering
MIN. TEMP. : low 40's
most of the year
COMMENTS : likes a loose soil. Add 30% of orchid mix to regular potting soil.