Medinilla magnifica/Pink Lantern

Medinilla magnifica / Medinilla magnifica
Large pink bracts covering opening flowers
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Large pink bracts covering opening flowers

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Medinilla magnifica
Common Name: Pink Lantern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This tropical, a native of the Philippine Islands, must be protected from freezing temperatures. It can be grown as a container plant in greenhouse and conservatory settings. The leaves are large and have prominent veins.