Plant Care Rose Grape

Rose Grape

Also known as

Showy Medinilla

Taxonomy

Medinilla magnifica
Medinilla
Melastomataceae
Myrtales

How to care for Rose Grape

💦 Water

How often to water your Rose Grape

Water needs for Rose Grape
0.5 cups
every 9

Rose Grape needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Rose Grape

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Showy Medinilla in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rose Grape: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rose Grape may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rose Grape in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Rose Grape

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rose Grape: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rose Grape after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Rose Grape is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Showy Medinilla →

Common Showy Medinilla Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Rose Grape prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Showy Medinilla Water Frequency →

Showy Medinilla Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Rose Grape may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Showy Medinilla Light Requirements →

Showy Medinilla Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Rose Grape will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Showy Medinilla →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Rose Grape can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Showy Medinilla Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Rose Grape

Rose Grape

Rose Grape


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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