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Asked by
Annette Barrett on
June 25, 2017

Q. 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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 26, 2017
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Asked by
dmfleig on
August 30, 2017

Q. 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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 1, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

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 on
March 2, 2018

Q. medinillia seeds

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

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 3, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. 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!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 20, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

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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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 30, 2018

Q. medinella plants

Can you propigate Midinella from seeds from the flowers

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 1, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Medinilla plants are best propagated by divisions, this article may help:

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 14, 2018

Q. Medinilla Scortechinii

While away, my husband over watered my plant. Unfortunately all the leaves fell off. Is it dying or can I rescue it? Please advise.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 15, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Unfortunately overwatering may be a death sentence for this pretty plant.

Keep soil moist but well drained and see if you have any leaves start back. If the roots are still viable it may live. Good luck!

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