General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 5-6 feet, possibly 8 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Up to 12 inches long, glossy dark green with light green veins, wavy margins.
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Attractive bright pink bracts with tiny pink to coral-red blooms.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Common names
  • Pink Lantern
  • Showy Medinilla

Photo Gallery
Location: New Jersey
Date: 2014-06-10
Houseplant in November
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-05-22
Location: Brasil
Date: 2009-01-28
My first sighting of Medinilla Magnifica
Location: Utrecht Botanical Garden 
Date: 2018-03-18
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05

Date: January 12, 2018
Photographer:  Karen Anne Leighton Cork
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 2023-09-10
Location: New Jersey
Date: 2014-06-10
I had this as a houseplant in winter and outdoors in summer for y
Location: Utrecht Botanical Garden

Date: 2017-03-20
Photo by GordonHawk
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2013-08-14
Melastomataceae:  Medinilla magnifica - fuchsia pink and deep pur

Photo credit: Alberto Salguero
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05
Location: Netherlands 
Medinillia Magnifica
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: summer 2008
Location: VanderVeer Botanical Garden - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: VanderVeer Botanical Garden - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02

Date: 2007-04-06
Location: Frisco Tx
Date: 2013-03-20
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2013-08-14
Melastomataceae:  Medinilla magnifica - buds in front of gaping c
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-05-22

photo credit: Mokkie
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-11-05
Location: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
Date: 2017-09-16
Location: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
Date: 2017-09-16
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-10
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2013-02-23
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2013-02-23
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2013-02-23
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Denver Metro CO - At a nursery
Date: 2013-03-17
Location: Frisco Tx
Date: 2013-03-20
Location: Frisco Tx
Date: 2013-03-20
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05
Location: Van der Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Entrance display.
Location: Van der Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02

phoyo credit: C T Johansson
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-11-05
Location: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
Date: 2017-09-16
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-02-13
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: late April 2014
Buds just starting to open.
Location: Denver Metro CO - at Tagawa Gardens
Date: 2013-03-17
Location: Denver Metro CO - at Tagawa Gardens
Date: 2013-03-17
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lovesblooms On February 26, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors, heat, lights, labelled "superba"
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