Friday, February 22, 2013

Beautiful Pink Plant ...

A beautiful flowering plant ...
starting to blossom ...
in front of  ... 
the picture window ...
at Linda & Dave's house ... 

The other 2 photos are what it will look like when it is finished blooming ... 


Plant Name
Scientific Name: Medinilla magnifica
Common Names: Rose Grape, Showy Medinilla, Malaysian Orchid, Chandelier Tree, Kapa-kapa
Plant Characteristics
Duration: Perennial, Evergreen
Growth Habit: Shrub
Hawaii Native Status: Introduced. This naturalized ornamental garden plant is native to the Philippines.
Flower Color: Pink
Height: Up to 8 feet (2.5 m) tall
Description: The numerous, small flowers are in large, up to 18 inch (46 cm) long, pink, pendent panicles with distinctive, large, whorled, pale pink, petal-like bracts. The individual flowers have 5 pink, egg-shaped petals. The flowers are followed by grape-like clusters of small, pink ripening to purple berries. The leaves are large, up to 1 foot (30 cm) long, glossy dark green, leathery, deeply veined, sessile, opposite, and oblong to egg-shaped. The stems are square in cross section. The plants grow as either shrubs on the ground or as epiphytes on trees.
Here in Hawaii, Rose Grape is mostly a cultivated tropical plant, but it is increasingly becoming naturalized in humid, wet to mesic (moderately wet) windward areas on Oahu and the Big Island.


  1. This plant looks amazing..have fun today..I am so happy you are having a holiday..hope you have a wonderful time!
    Miss you!

  2. Beautiful and so is the view. M


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