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Medinilla scortechinii, Orange medinilla, Orange Spike

Medinilla scortechinii

Orange medinilla, Orange Spike
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Phillipines
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This versatile little shrub has a low spreading growth, reaching a height of 1' to 2'. It can be grown as either a semi-terrestrial or a epiphytic shrub. It features dark green, leathery leaves and when it flowers it displays bright orange stalks and panicles which are reminiscent of tropical coral branches. Can be grown as a small shrub or a potted plant. It prefers moist, semi-shaded conditions (bright filtered light or light shade). Soil should be well-drained and kept slightly moist. Avoid overwatering. Grows well in indoor installations and containers. Good Houseplant or Interior Decor.

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