Thursday, June 27, 2013

Showy Medinilla


 Medinilla magnifica, Rose Grape, Malaysian Orchid, Chandelier Tree

A native to the Philippines, blooming Medinillas are very pretty.  Medinilla thrives in shaded conditions and moist soil, growing lush tropical foliage and cluster after cluster of orchid-like pink blooms.  The buds are baby pink, the flowers turn to a deeper pink, then magenta and finally dark red like sweet ripe cherries.


No one wants flowers to blush unseen or waste their sweetness.  
~ Barbara Cheney



Linking to Floral Friday Fotos

13 comments:

Nortehanon said...

Surprised to read that this plant is native to the Philippines. Di pa kasi ako nakakakita nito eh hehehe. I love the last photo. It looks really nice when it's in full bloom.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely! I've seen it at the Botanic Garden.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting flowers. Especially the first one. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flower, never seen it before.

Mary said...

Wonderful blossoms! Beautiful shots!

A wondering star said...

Beautiful flowers and quote,Luna! Happy weekend to you!

Carver said...

Delightful shots of the beautiful flowers.

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic photos and thank you for introducing me to this very exotic and beautiful flower.
Denise
Today’s Flowers
An English Girl Rambles

Kalyan P said...

beautiful captures...lovely!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi!Stunning beautiful shots. They are miracle flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Jannibele said...

Such axotic flowers. Unfortunately they would not survive the cold winter in Norway. So I enjoy your photos instead:)

lina@women said...

Really looks like a chandelier. So beautiful. It's my first time to see this flower, Luna.

My late visit here.

Valerie said...

Beautifully composed shots of a pretty flower - thanks for sharing Miranda.