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Malaysian Orchid in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Medinilla myriantha

 

Malaysian Orchid

Medinilla are tropical evergreen shrubs, or woody climbers, originating from the Phillipines. They have simple, leathery leaves and sprays of white or pink flowers, sometimes pendent. Medinilla magnifica is an epiphytic shrub with pale-veined, deep green, veined 30 cm. leaves, and arching clusters of pink flowers 2.5cm across, with showy pink basal bracts, in Summer. Medinilla myriantha is semi-epiphytic, and bears pink flowers in Spring and Summer.

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plant Features
  • Malaysian Orchid likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Malaysian Orchid likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Malaysian Orchid is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Malaysian Orchid likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Malaysian Orchid

Latin name

Medinilla myriantha

type

Shrub

family

Melastomataceae

ph

5.0 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Malaysian Orchid likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Malaysian Orchid is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Malaysian Orchid likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Malaysian Orchid likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Malaysian Orchid is 1.50meters x 2.00meters 1.50 M 2.00 M

Medinilla myriantha

Medinilla are tropical evergreen shrubs, or woody climbers, originating from the Phillipines. They have simple, leathery leaves and sprays of white or pink flowers, sometimes pendent. Medinilla magnifica is an epiphytic shrub with pale-veined, deep green, veined 30 cm. leaves, and arching clusters of pink flowers 2.5cm across, with showy pink basal bracts, in Summer. Medinilla myriantha is semi-epiphytic, and bears pink flowers in Spring and Summer.


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

The flowers appear in late Spring or early Summer, and bloom all through Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Unless you have tropical conditions, plant in a container under glass in a loam-based potting compost (eg John Innes No 2). Grow in bright, filtered light, or in full light shaded from hot sun. High humidity is needed, and this can be achieved by placing the pot on an upturned saucer in a tray full of moist gravel.

 

Propagate by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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