The rose grape plant, Medinilla magnifica, can be tricky to grow but with the right conditions and care, you will be rewarded with lush foliage and clusters of bold bright-pink flowers hanging from the stems in summer. Medinilla magnifica is native to the Philippines, where it grows high up in trees, in the fork of branches.
Rose grape flowers are beautiful but the plant is also grown for its large pink bracts (modified leaves) which surround the blooms. It requires high humidity so grow above a tray of water, in the bathroom or in a room with a humidifier. Encourage more leaves and flowers by cutting back older flower stems after they die. The leaves are slightly succulent so water when the soil has dried out, and reduce watering in winter. You can use tap water, but in hard-water areas limescale marks can appear on the leaves, use a bit of lemon to remove these.
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