Some of its leaves have big white stains as if it lost its chlorophyll. See pics. What can cause this? Otherwise plant doing well. Please advise. Thanks! Mariem
The environmental requirements for these epiphytic shrubs is like that of an orchid. They are quite strict.
There are a number of things that can be causing this, so knowing their care requirements will help you to start sorting out the issues at hand.
This article will help you with their care:
I have been growing successfully orchid plants and medinillas of all varieties for over 20 years and indeed know their cultural needs. Accept and express my gratitude for Bushdoctor’s referral to an interesting article; but I still need a more specific reply or comment to my question.
I have had my medinilla magnifica for 3 years and it has bloomed beautifully each year and has grown tremendously. I am planning to cut it back a bit once the flowers have finished. Can the stem cuttings be rooted to form new plants? And can leaf cuttings also be rooted? I don’t want to divide it as there are only 2 main stems, but there is plenty of growth to cut back. I have tried unsuccessfully to obtain additional plants from numerous nursery’s in my area but am told they have not been available for quite some time. Other friends have been coveting my plant since I first obtained it and I would love to be able to start some new plants for them. Also, can the pods from the flower bracts be planted successfully?
Thank you so much for your assistance.
These should help:
The plant is about five years old. We have had it for three years and it continues to bloom year around. Now some of the leaves are getting dry brown areas and are fall off easily if touched. How to I stop this and get the plant back to health. Thank you Wendy
These two articles will help you address the issues, and keep the plant healthy. I also would consider repotting into a slightly larger pot.
I need help with my plant as you can see on photos attached, it is sick, something going on with leaves, there still need leaves are developing, but it was so beautiful and healthy, please help me to save it.
This plant requires a high humidity to prosper. It needs a cool mist humidifier or set the pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles. The evaporating water will raise the humidity.
The brown edges can be caused by lack of humidity. Also, remove the leaves with the yellow spots. Apply a fungicide like Neem oil to help with the leaf spots.
I also see tiny white specs that could be dust or could be insects, such as aphids.
What shall I do for insects before bringing plant indoors. Will prune…should I repot.
It looks like aphids. I have included links that will help. Also, after flowering would be a good time to prune off the damaged leaves and repot