But Ronald's Medinilla does not have the showy bracts or capes that M. magnifica has. Could it be that it is another species or the cape-like bracts disappear when they flower in lowland?
To other garden enthusiasts who are discouraged keeping Medinillas because of its non-flowering in the metro, Manila flowering is possible. Just be sure to buy cultivated specimens and not wild collected ones. For one the cultivated plants are already hardier and adapted to domestication.