• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Medinilla for Indoor and Outdoor Gardens

Add a bit of the tropics to your patio or indoor garden with a Medinilla Plant.

This Philippine native is a relative newcomer to the North American garden scene. It produces exotic pink flowers several times a year. The colorful buds slowly open and expand into a spike covered with pink flowers and bracts.

Grow your plant in bright light indoors or indirect sunlight outside. Water thoroughly whenever the soil just starts to dry. You’ll water less often in the winter.

Pour off any excess water that collects in the saucer or use a gravel tray to elevate the pot above the water. This will save you time and improve the growing conditions by adding humidity around your plant. 

Only fertilize actively growing Medinilla plants. Use a dilute solution of a flowering plant fertilizer whenever your plant needs a nutrient boost.

Keep plants indoors when outside temperatures are below 54 degrees F (12 degrees C).

A bit more information: Remove faded flowers as your Medinilla finishes blooming. Fertilize regularly as the plant produces new growth. Once stems are at least 10 inches long you can start the reblooming process. Move your plant to a cooler location with temperatures about 64 degrees F (17 degrees C). Continue to provide bright light throughout the reblooming process.  Move back to its original location once the buds are at least 1 inch long. For more information visit Medinilla Magnifica.

Related

Upcoming Appearances


April 21, 2021
Plant a Landscape that
Makes a Difference

Webinar

May 5, 2021
Tomatoes: Maximize Your Harvest & Minimize Insects & Disease
Webinar

May 12, 2021
Top Plants for Rain Gardens, Water Gardens & Shoreline Gardens
+ Those to Avoid

Webinar

May 13, 2021
Planting Your Rain Garden
Webinar

May 16, 2021
Perennials for Challenging
Growing Conditions

Webinar

June 3, 2021
Creative Container Gardening
Webinar

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Win Plantskydd Animal Repellent package

ENTER NOW