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Medinilla myriantha 'Malaysian Orchid'
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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot. 24 inches in height.


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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot. 24 inches in height.

Medinilla myriantha - More commonly called Malaysian Orchid or Malaysian Grapes. This “shrub”  has foliage that is dark green and has light green veins that get around a foot long. This plant produces light pink bracts (flowers) that may pop up at any time of the year. The flowers grow in clusters that resemble a bushel of grapes, before blooming. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. It is cold hardy (as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit) and does well in zones 10 and higher. It can grow to be 6 feet tall and spread out to 6 feet. The Medinilla myriantha does well in the ground and in containers. Given the right conditions, it can also be a great house plant.

Name Medinilla myriantha 'Malaysian Orchid'
Common Names Malaysian Orchid, Malaysian Grapes
Grow Zone 9
Light Conditions Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Average
PH Level 6.1-7.5
Minimum Height 3 feet
Maximum Height 4 feet
Growth Habit Moderate
Bloom Period Early Summer- Late Fall
Bloom Color Pink
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Containers, Landscaping
Scientific Name Medinilla myriantha
Class Liliopsida
Family Melastomataceae
Genus Medinilla
Species myriantha
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 9
Grow Zones
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by G lambert
on 4/30/2012
Medinilla myriantha
This is a nice plant for very high humidity, warm areas that also have a cooler misty winter season. 

They flower en masse just before the rainy warm season making an attractive mass display of muted colour. Planted singly they tend to vanish and be out competed by any other brightly coloured plants in the area.

Best planted like warm growing Azalea Indica with plenty and deep mulch at the edge of forests or shade so they get at least full morning sun. They flower once a year and like slightly higher elevations than many of the others that grow better at sea level and higher constant temps. 

They don't grow bellow 10%C (50%F) very well, they may live but never have the strength to fully recover and will die the very next cold season. They also don't tolerate dry air or roots in any season, a true tropical highlander.
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