Medinilla are tropical plants from Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific. Most common cultivars are epiphytic in nature, however are grown domestically as garden plants.
Leaves exhibit a characteristic three vein marking.
Provide protection from wind, frost, hail and drought.
Plants prefer uniform temperate, soil moisture and air humidity.
Provide organically enriched fertilise soil, and water during dry periods.
Prune after flowering, and fertilise every spring and late summer.
M. magnifica – lush topical shrub with bold green leaves and drooping panicle of pink flowers that develop into pink-purple berries.