Houseplants forum: Medinilla "fruiticosa"

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Name: Cora
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CoraBarner
May 30, 2012 7:01 AM CST


Paid $24.99 + tax, I know I have to have it when I saw the price.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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May 30, 2012 7:06 AM CST

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Name: Cora
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CoraBarner
May 30, 2012 7:51 AM CST
Thanks Smiling I was trill when I found it.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 30, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Wow ... that's really a Beauty!! It looks a lot like my Medinilla cummingii: Chandelier Tree (Medinilla cummingii)

I bought my plant in 2008 (at Wal-Mart!) and I wish that I'd bought more than just one because I haven't seen it for sale around here since!

I couldn't find a listing or any information anywhere for Medinilla fruticosa. The latin translation of the word fruticosa is "shrubby" or "bushy" and I wonder if your plant is actually M. cummingii?

There are a few Medinilla's listings in the database, but no fruticosa :

http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Medinilla/
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Name: Cora
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CoraBarner
May 30, 2012 12:38 PM CST
You are probably right Lin, I have look and couldn't find any info on m. fruiticosa.

Whatever it is for that price I would buy it in a heartbeat. She is loaded with flowers so i' m enjoying her.
Name: Carol Noel
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AlohaHoya
Jun 2, 2012 3:45 PM CST
Could you post a picture of the racime? With open flowers?....
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Amario2
Jul 3, 2012 10:02 AM CST
amazing. I'd like to see more of your posts
Name: Carol Noel
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AlohaHoya
Jul 8, 2012 5:01 PM CST
Cora...I am sure it is M. cummingii. If the pink flowers turn to dark purple balls...those would be seed pods. We have lots of moss growing on trees/rocks etc. (you could use wet spagnum)...and I take the 'pods' and smear them on the moss. In a while there are seedlings. Keep it outside, in the shade tho'......
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