Medinilla Magnifica Candy - Malaysian Orchid  38 cm
Medinilla Magnifica Candy - Malaysian Orchid  38 cm

Medinilla Magnifica Candy - Malaysian Orchid 38 cm

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 Medinilla Candy in nursery pot:  ϕ-14cm x h-12cm ( please note that decorative pot is not included.

Medinilla Candy is characterized by its pink color and small flowers.

Magnifica, is a plant that you will enjoy for a very long time.This beautiful plant comes from Southeast Asia and usually grows on the branches of trees. Regardless of its origin in a somewhat tropical environment, this plant is still an excellent houseplant that will appeal to every plant lover. The plant is non-toxic and will look great in any room of your home. This plant also produces flowers that make it stand out even more!

The Medinilla magnifica, like the name suggests, is quite magnificent. It’s one of the most graceful and stylish flowering plants you can grow indoors. Its dramatic, rose pink hanging flowers will add a pop of colour to any windowsill through spring and summer and in the winter months the glossy green foliage will come into its own.

Light: the Medinilla can be placed in almost any room of the house, but it is not recommended to place it in direct sunlight. Also, keep in mind to place the plant far enough from a window where direct sunlight enters the room. In winter, the plant can simply stand in direct sunlight.

 Water: Regular watering is necessary for the plant, but it does give signals itself when water is needed. For example, the flowers and leaves hang a bit when it needs water . A glass of lukewarm water at a time is more than enough. Try to avoid water accumulation on the plate under the pot, as this can rot the roots.Water no more than once a week. The soil can be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings, and avoid standing water.

Humidity: high humidity is a must. It's a good idea to use a humidity monitor near your plant, rather than guess. Indoor air can become extremely dry during the winter months. If the relative humidity drops below 60%, use a cool-mist room humidifier or set the plant on a tray of wet pebbles. 

 Medinilla nutrition and soil: You could almost say that plant food is not necessary for this plant. However, if nutrition is added, orchid nutrition should be chosen and rather too little than too much. This is not necessary in winter as the plant then needs its rest.

Symbolism: In the Philippines the flower is the symbol of Lakapati, the friendly goddess of fertility, who takes many forms, just like Medinilla. Medinilla has also been described by leading plant writer Rob Herwig as “the Rolls-Royce of houseplants” because it’s so special.

Origin: Medinilla is native to the Philippines and grows wild in South-East Asia, the Pacific and tropical Africa. It’s an epiphyte, which means that the plant grows on the branches of a tree without drawing nutrients from it. The plant has been known since the middle of the nineteenth century, when it was first described by the English collector J. H. Veitch.

Annual or perennial? : Perennial. You’ll have beautiful pink flowers spring/summer and luscious green leaves through winter (but you have to keep it inside). 

Toxic:The Medinilla is non-toxic.

Did you know?
In Belgium in the 1900’s Medinilla magnifica was coveted by the wealthy and noble and grown in royal conservatories. It was also printed on the 10,000 Belgian francs bank note