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PostSubject: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:25 pm

I seen a few plants there no idea on the variety name..

Medinilla:



I liked the way the flowers were a pale pink when in bud.









Then a darker pink when they opened..


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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:17 am

That one looks a bit like Medinilla myriantha but not positive. I have just bought one but it hasn't flowered yet. Thanks for showing us.
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:32 am

Thanks Gail ..I was talking to the guy there doing the maintenance I had nothing to write on, though I made a note in my head that it was right at the far end where the Coach Parking is.. I will return and find out more.

They are so pretty Gail looking forward to seeing pics of your new one.. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:15 am

banana Love that vine MA when I saw Gails I lived it ,one day I may try one here.
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:14 am

I am sure you will Gwen the flowers are so pretty.

Gwen do you know this beautiful plant is a shrub not a vine and belongs to the Melastomataceae Family, as does the Tibouchina and Malastoma affine amazing isn't it.. thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:03 pm

I'm not sure about this one but M pendula is actually an epiphyte and in Malaysia and other similar areas it grows in trees but needs a more regular watering. They are best somewhere they can hang down as the flower spike on pendula can hang about 30cm.

I wish I could get a clear pic of when mine is in full flower as they are spectacular but too many other plants around mine. They are very easy to grow. Hopefully one day I will manage to get cuttings going.
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:05 pm

This one was a shrub growing in a garden bed Gail.
And yes I can understand their needs to be hanging down as the flower spike can be long..
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:00 am

Nice one MA, very pretty flowers , are they as small as they look Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:41 am

Thanks Cheryl.. Yes they are about that size ..
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PostSubject: Re: Medinilla At Roma St Parkland   Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:07 am

Each individual flower is about 1cm across but there are a lot of flowers at one time and each flower lasts ages then they are followed buy pink or purple berries which stay on for a couple of months so for at least 6mths a year there are either flowers or colourful berries on it.

If you want to see another similar one to Mary-Anne's and also similar to mine have a look at this link. Select the individual photos for bigger view

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=medinilla+cumingii
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