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  1. Medinella "grapes" falling
  2. what is this flower
  3. Plant care for a Medinllia cummingii
  4. medinillia seeds
  5. Too much hydrogen peroxide!
Asked by johnniepcraig on April 18, 2017
Medinella “Grapes” Falling

Is it normal for the little flowers “grapes” to fall off?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is most likely caused by lack of humidity.

A high humidity is a must, mist daily and set on a tray of water and pebbles if this is an indoor plant.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/medinilla/caring-for-medinilla-plants.htm

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Asked by Annette Barrett on June 25, 2017
What Is This Flower

I purchased this bulb from a grocery store and I love them.. but threw away the wrapper and do not know the name of it or what to do with it after its bloom is complete.. please help

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by dmfleig on August 30, 2017
Plant Care for a Medinllia Cummingii

I need to find the best soil and water requirements in order to re-pot a Medinilla cummingii plant that I bought. There were no instructions with the plant and so far no information is forthcoming from the grower.
Please help. I don’t want it to die.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Replant in a rich but light soil. Mix equal parts composted bark and coarse peat, add a small amount of composted manure. Standard potting soil should be avoided. Orchid soil can be used, preferably amended with some composted manure.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/medinilla/caring-for-medinilla-plants.htm

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Asked by lori@numail.org on March 2, 2018
Medinillia Seeds

Can you tell me how to harvest seeds to plant from my medinillia?
Thank you kindly, Lori

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Harvesting seeds usually means letting the flower pods swell and dry before. The process is the same for most plants.

I will include two articles that you will find helpful:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/medinilla/caring-for-medinilla-plants.htm

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Asked by Gp on March 20, 2018
Too Much Hydrogen Peroxide!

Hi there,
I just recently noticed fungal gnats in my medinilla magnifica plant’s soil and so I let the soil dry out. Then I read about using hydrogen peroxide to get rid of these pests and tried it. Unfortunately, I used too much I think. I used about a quarter of a cup of HP and a cup of water. Will my plant die? Is there a way to fix this?? Thanks!

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It will help me to see the damage. Usually, peroxide will not cause this kind of damage at that strength. This was regular 3% wasn't it? These gnats are actually very beneficial to your plant. They eat, only, rotting material in the soil. If there were so many that you began noticing them, then this is a sign that the plant was already suffering from an infection in the roots. They will only usually fly around if the soil remains too wet for long.

It is quite possible that they were keeping an infection at bay from overwatering, and removing them allowed the infection to take over. The peroxide should help this recover. Just make sure to let the soil dry out on top before watering. This will keep the gnats in check as well.

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