What a beautiful plant! The bright pink clusters of... more
Medinilla apoensis - Philippine Pink
What a beautiful plant! The bright pink clusters of flowers really stand out and are held above the leaves. Philippine Pink is a rare medinilla not usually found in the trade. Bright pink, large up to 2” flowers appear in well-branched, pendant clusters that arise from the distinctively veined foliage. Unlike many in the genus, this species floral show comes from the large, distinct flowers rather than the hanging bracts. What's great about this showy medinilla is that the flowers are not hidden underneath, so it isn't necessary to grow it in a hanging basket-like many other species. It's a tall, upright grower that flowers throughout the summer months. Medinillas perform well as houseplants in warm, bright light areas of the home. Morning sun is acceptable but not hot afternoon sun. It can also be grown in a shady location outside.
Leaves of this plant are very fragile and may be slightly damaged during transportation which does not hurt new growth. Trim as needed and more new leaves will grow.