Medinilla speciosa, Showy melastome

Medinilla speciosa

Showy melastome
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Borneo
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The plant that actually gave more than just a 'splash' of color was this one. It is called Medinilla Speciosa (Melastomataceae) and it looked so bright and colorful in this sea of green. This is a little tree or shrub with several of these bright pink-colored flowers on them.

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