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Nov 26, 2012 5:08 PM CST
|Here i go again. I was asked to fine this truly magnificent plant. It is very rare to find a good source to order from. I have located one of the largest growers in Canada. They do not sell the plants to ship to individuals BUT I have convinced them to sell me their plants. I will have a trucking company bring them down from Canada. I will have to drive about 1 hr to meet the truck at a greenhouse for pick up of our plants. You can find them on ebay smaller and not in bloom or you can spend a lot more money then the deal I have obtained. There are 2 sellers are in Hawaii and Thailand and i have contacted both and mine is so much better deal so here it is....
Medinilla magnifica Is the name and there are a lot of medinlla so if you look it up on internet make sure you find the medinilla magnifica there is a BIG difference you will see this is very rare compared to the others it has pink brackets (leaves) on the flower spikes. These flower spikes can last 2-3 months!!! Then you pinch them back and you can have more blooms to follow.
here is a picture of the flower spikes (THESE ARE NOT THE EXACT PLANTS YOU WILL RECEIVE)
Truly Stunning plant!!! so details ....
The plants come in 2 sizes small and large
Small plant is 6 months old will be in bloom. Will have 1-2 bloom spikes and be in a 7 in pot.
Large plant is 1 year old (much bigger) will be in bloom 3-4 bloom spikes (75% have 4 spikes) planted in a 8 in pot (keep shipping size down)
Small retails for $24.99-27.99 YOUR PRICE 20.00 plus shipping to you
Large retails for $38.99-42.99 YOUR PRICE 35.00 plus shipping to you
Shipping will be prices in the exact price to ship estimated to most is 10.00-15.00 will vary depending on your location. I will give a guess on the shipping with your zip code.
Shipping will be a tricky thing. I am very confident i can get this plant to you in great condition no madder where you live!! This is how packing will be done.
I first will ship in pot (unless you ask for differently) 90% will need cold protection. I will insulate box (free of charge) and install a 72 hr heater where needed(extra cost to you to be determined soon as i locate a great deal)> i will secure the pot to the box and install heater then pack shredded newspaper around leaves and blooms (great insulator also) Shipping with be determined by your weather forecast and day of the week Priority mail only unless you request express (much more money)
As a holiday bonus If you buy this as a gift I will ship directly to the person your giving to and include a Christmas card (free of charge). Also included growing instructions and my help with any questions or problems.
I prefer paypal www.paypal.com my account firstname.lastname@example.org
I will except MO or Check by mail and box will ship when payments is made and CLEARED.
I will set up a spread sheet soon. I hope to place the order and have the plants to be able to get for Christmas IF we get orders and tell me if a gift or not.
Please ask if you have any questions.
Nov 26, 2012 6:48 PM CST
|Although I'm not ordering (because I already own Medinilla cumingii and don't have room for another Medinilla) I just wanted to say that if you've never seen a blooming Medinilla plant in person you will fall in love instantly!
The common name for this plant is "Pink Lantern" and the hanging lantern-like blooms are really gorgeous! Although the photo's show how pretty the flowers are, they are even more beautiful in person!
For more photo's and growing information, here's the link to Medinilla magnifica in the ATP database:
Pink Lantern (Medinilla magnifica)
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Nov 26, 2012 7:10 PM CST
|I agree, stunning plant and not hard to care for! I had several of these as houseplants when I lived in England.|
Nov 27, 2012 8:20 AM CST
|I've had a Medinilla cumingii as a container plant for about five years and I agree, they aren't difficult at all. My plant stays outside pretty much year round and has survived many cold winter nights. If we are predicted to have temperatures drop into the 40's I move the pot up against the south side of the house and throw a blanket over it and remove the blanket during the day; but if we experience consecutive nights of temp's in the 30's or lower I move my plant into an enclosed porch (and still cover it with a light blanket.)
I must admit that I'm a bad plant caretaker sometimes and my Medinilla isn't looking very spectacular right now because it's been situated amongst some shrubbery for @ 6 months and not getting enough light. I might go out today and repot it into fresh soil ... and move it to a brighter location.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Jan 21, 2013 10:04 AM CST
|I have had some more interest so i am bring this back around for your consideration we need a min order of 600.00 and i estimate 15 people more and i will do a order so post ask spread it all around these are truly well worth the price
IF YOU KNOW A SUPPLIER LOWER COST SPEAK UP I WANT TO KNOW I WILL GO THERE FOR THEM!!!
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