Medinilla scortechinii

COMMON NAME

Orange medinilla, Orange Spike

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Melastomataceae

NOTES

A versatile little shrub has a low spreading growth, reaching a height of 1' to 2'. It can be grown as either a semi-terrestrial or a epiphytic shrub. It features dark green, leathery leaves and when it flowers it displays bright orange stalks and panicles which are reminiscent of tropical coral branches.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Philippines

NATIVE HABITAT

Mountain forests and prefers shaded areas and moist soils

WEB SOURCES

toptropicals.com

nparks.gov.sg