August 17, 2017

Totally Magnifica

Medinilla magnifica

Janine Pineo Photo | Medinilla magnifica

Leaves of Medinilla magnifica

Janine Pineo Photo | Leaves of Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica originates in the mountains of the Philippines. It is one of nearly 200 species of Medinilla native from Africa and east to tropical islands. This plant is an epiphyte, meaning it grows on a host such as a tree but does not use it as a food source as a parasite does. M. magnifica is known for its huge blossoms and is prized as a houseplant.