Sunday, 3 March 2013

Medinilla Magnifica - Growing and setting Bud again





This is a flower bud looking cute
These are 2 new sets of leaves coming out.
 New leaves come out from the sides
This I think is a new leaf pair coming
from older wood
  I have not posted anything in a while.  I've been really busy recently but I'm back now..  :)  I bought a Medinilla Magnifica sometime before Christmas 2011.  It's a new plant in Canada so the care information is limited so I've been playing with it, trying to see how it grows best.  It seems to really like a bright indirect location.  room temperature is treating it well (my home is between 17 C - 21 C.  and it seems to like drying out somewhat between watering's.  That said..  It doesn't like to dry out completely.  I've let it dry out completely a few times and the growth at that time show signs of stress, they are twisted and stunted.  as long as they dry somewhat between watering's you get nice full beautiful leaves.  Right now it is putting out new leaves and flower buds. :)  Check out some photos :)
This was the plant in bloom early in 2012

These are new Flower buds


7 comments:

  1. What nice thick leaves, and beautiful hanging flowers!!! WOWZERS! I can see why you love it! I've not ever seen one before!!! Enjoy!!!

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  2. they will make it to your local garden center soon enough :) they are a wonderful plant to grow

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  3. nice plant tells much of the grower..any update with tropical hibiscus?

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    1. Do you follow my Youtube channel? I have done another pruning video. I can however do an update blog if you like :)

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  4. I just ran across your hibiscus pruning and propagating videos on youtube and found them very informative.

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    1. That's Wonderful :) have you tried to propagate your Hibiscus yet?

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  5. She deserves her name, it is really an magnificent flower.

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