PlantsMedinilla→Pink Lantern (Medinilla magnifica)

Common names:
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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:
Location: My GardenDate: 2014-05-22
By mjsponies
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Location: BrasilDate: 2009-01-28My first sighting of Medinilla Magnifica
By PatEllson
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Date: 2017-03-20
By Paul2032
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Location: New JerseyDate: 2014-06-10I had this as a houseplant in winter and outdoors in summer for y
By PatEllson
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Location: VanderVeer Botanical Garden - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: VanderVeer Botanical Garden - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Photo credit: Alberto Salguero
By SongofJoy
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Location: Netherlands Medinillia Magnifica
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Location: Frisco TxDate: 2013-03-20
By pniksch
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Location: My gardenDate: 2016-11-05
By Suga
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Location: Denver Metro CO - At a nurseryDate: 2013-03-17
By Skiekitty
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Location: Frisco TxDate: 2013-03-20
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Location: Frisco TxDate: 2013-03-20
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Location: Denver Metro CO - at Tagawa GardensDate: 2013-03-17
By Skiekitty
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Location: Denver Metro CO - at Tagawa GardensDate: 2013-03-17
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Location: My GardenDate: 2014-05-22
By mjsponies
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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NYDate: late April 2014Buds just starting to open.
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Location: Van der Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02Entrance display.
By jmorth
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Location: Van der Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: My gardenDate: 2016-11-05
By Suga
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 26, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors, heat, lights, labelled "superba"
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
indoors
Suga On November 5, 2016 Obtained plant
Purchased from Logee's
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Medinilla by giovannarosa Jan 27, 2015 5:11 PM 2
Patio Box Ideas by ILUVPLANTS Apr 14, 2021 4:48 PM 12
My Medinilla magnifica leaves brown and curly by Aksclarke Mar 18, 2021 10:19 PM 0
Repotting right upon purchase by PithayaPyrrhula Jan 23, 2021 8:32 AM 16
Medinilla magnifica with brown spots turning grey by Rhodho Dec 6, 2020 3:19 PM 1
Medinilla Magnifica help needed by Naomi1486 Dec 5, 2020 6:37 AM 1
Advice sought - Medinilla magnifica dying leaves by Fingernail Nov 7, 2020 5:05 AM 17
Name this plant by Virginiappop Apr 27, 2020 4:50 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

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