Light requirements: lots of light in the winter sunlight, summers in the sun!
There are about 400 species of Medinilla, of which until recently only the Magnifica as a houseplant was offered. The family name of the Medinilla is Melastomataceae. The family has approximately 3,000 species of good in the Neotropics, 240 species in Africa and 230 in Madagascar and about 1,000 in Asia. Medinilla magnifica originates in the Philippines and is an epiphyte: it grows on trees in the mountains of the tropical country, but it does not withdraw its foods like parasites.
The Medinilla's are originally from the tropical zones of the ancient world, from Africa, Madagascar and South Asia to the Western Islands in the Pacific Ocean. There are 80 species of Medinilla in the Philippines, which are increasingly rare because there remain fewer and fewer forests. The genus Medinilla owes its name to J. de Medinilla, governor of the Mariana Islands in 1820.
Temperature between 17 and 25 degrees in the winter lots of light, preferably direct sunlight in summer but not full sun !, the Medinilla needs little water, it is early enough for the plant to give a glass of water when the leaves hang limp slightly . During flowering not feed the plant is delivered with a voldoede food. After flowering time give once every two weeks feeding.
After flowering is recommended to remove the old flowers out to speed up the grow. The plant will then where have been the first flowers will make new leaves. If these are grown, it is important to know what to put the plant cooler (16 to 17 ° C) in order to trigger bud formation in the young leaves. Note that the plant continues to need light. If the buttons are clearly visible, the plant will return to its normal temperature so that the buds can develop into a new flowers. Repotting is basically the whole year, only during flowering, it is not advisable because of the fragility of the flowers.