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Return to This Plant's Category:  Medinilla to Pellionia

Medinilla alata

Chandelier Plant
Medinilla alata

Code: 90391

Price: $19.95

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Family: Melastomataceae

This striking new species shows off with translucent pale bluish white petals over burgundy calyxes and flower stems. After flowering it is followed by red berries that turn a deep magenta as they age. This compact plant makes a choice houseplant or conservatory plant. Easy to grow in well drained soil with ample moisture, part shade. Minimum and maximum temperatures are still unknown. Our plant originally came from the San Francisco Botanical Garden where the colors were incredible. However, the bluish colors are not as intense in our Southern California's drier air and alkaline water conditions. Medinilla alata is listed as a native of Indonesia. However, the botanical name may be incorrect as some believe it should be Medinilla crassata from the Philippines, others list it as Medinilla alata 'Lalique'. In any case, it's a very desirable new find.

Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
(W) Winter

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