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The first bloom on my Medinilla is fading.

bernieh

By Bernieh


The first bloom on my Medinilla is fading. (Medinilla magnifica)



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~i had one as a houseplant but couldn't keep it~ sadly it died!

19 May, 2009

 

Sorry to hear that Arlene - I'm looking forward to this one growing as I've never had one before. It's outdoors and seems to be doing so well in it's spot - it's only had this one bloom so far though. Early days.

20 May, 2009

 

My died, too. So I went to alpines! They donĀ“t mind the cold.

25 May, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Now the little berries should start to develop.
I
s your plant in the ground?

Mine will be starting to bloom soon...keep an eye out
for more photos : > )

26 May, 2009

 

Yes Delonix this is in the ground - it's under a young eucalypt tree and seems to be loving it there. Mine's still so young - so this has been the only bloom so far. Will be watching for your photos - such a beautiful thing when it's in flower.

26 May, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I was going to put mine in the ground, however, it is difficult to find a good spot in semi-shade. In nature Medinilla grows as an epiphyte on large trees in the tropical rain forest.

I keep mine outside in semi-shade...I brought my plant indoors only once and it almost died. I know they do grow as an indoor plant in colder states, although I think it's difficult.

My plant shoud start budding in July or so and will bloom in late August through the beginning of December. Last year was the first time in a long time it did not bloom.

27 May, 2009

 

Hope this year it's full of blooms.

27 May, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I hope so also.

27 May, 2009



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