Medinilla miniata14 April
Posted at 14:40h in Plant of the Week
This stunner grows as a large shrub in the mountains of the Philippines. It tends to arch as it grows with large hanging red flower clusters with red bracts. It has large deep green waxy foliage and the blooms are terminal year round. The flowers themselves are crimson with little brilliant bright blue flower petals here and there, accented with stamens that are an amazing bright yellow.
This plant and all other Medinilla species are currently listed as an invasive species due to the frugivores spreading seeds. Our showcasing of this plant is for educational purposes, mitigation for its invasive species status has been implemented.