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Medinilla cummingii - Philippine Orchid


Medinilla cummingii - Philippine Orchid (Medinilla cummingii - Philippine Orchid)

This very exotic tropical plant does very well outside in San Diego's subtropical climate. My Philippine Orchid is just about to bloom. The flower buds are white and will turn pink, red and purple. This is the first time it's going to bloom since 2011. It's been pretty neglected during the long 6 year drought. Photo taken Sept. 16, 2017.



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Sounds wonderful Andy cant wait to see the flowers the leaves are wonderful alone.

28 Sep, 2017

 

The buds are starting to turn pink now. It should flower over 3 or 4 months. Then it develops little very dark purple berries.

29 Sep, 2017

 

Great are the berries seeds.?

29 Sep, 2017

 

It has produced seed. I need to plant them to see if they grow, though. I know where I purchased the plant at Kartuz Greenhouses, the owner starts new ones from seed. He said they grow easily. He used to grow them from cuttings.

29 Sep, 2017

 

Thats great the seeds are easy I suppose you could try cuttings as well.

30 Sep, 2017

 

Yes, I hear the cutting can be difficult. They need to be in a very hot greenhouse.

This plant doesn't grow very fast. So, it's probably best to grow it from seed.

30 Sep, 2017

 

Yes seeds sounds best then if the cuttings need such continuous heat.

30 Sep, 2017

 

Looking forward to seeing the flowers when they open!

30 Sep, 2017

 

Penny,

The cuttings, I'm sure could be rooted here in summer. I think it'll be easier from seed, though.

1 Oct, 2017

 

Balcony,

In the next couple of days I will take more photos. It's starting to flower now.

1 Oct, 2017

 

I'll be watching this space! LOL!

1 Oct, 2017

 

Yes I would go for seed.

2 Oct, 2017

 

Balcony,

I'll be posting new pics very soon.

2 Oct, 2017



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