Pink Lantern (Medinilla magnifica)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Pink Lantern
Give a thumbs up Showy Medinilla

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

Houseplant in November

Photo gallery:

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image

Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
indoors
Suga On November 5, 2016 Obtained plant
Purchased from Logee's
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Medinilla by giovannarosa Jan 27, 2015 5:11 PM 2
Medinilla magnifica by piksihk Nov 13, 2019 3:05 PM 13
medinilla magnifica question. by donnieplants Mar 31, 2019 10:25 AM 3
Christmas dreams, who has them? by Gina1960 Oct 4, 2018 7:03 AM 14
Medinilla questions by BrendanCS Jan 17, 2019 4:22 PM 31
Medinilla Magnifica (pink bracts problem) by Sankvn Mar 7, 2018 1:32 PM 2
Medinilla magnifica problem by Faridat Sep 11, 2019 4:13 PM 5
Malaysian Orchid from seed? by EscondidoCal Nov 23, 2017 4:54 PM 11
I got a Showy Medinilla by Pistil Nov 6, 2017 11:03 AM 3
what is this plant (flowering bulb) by Anetbarrett Jun 25, 2017 6:41 PM 3
I.D.Please by Paul2032 May 30, 2016 5:07 AM 4

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Plane tree Baubles"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.