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Stephanotis floribunda

Stephanotis floribunda is a tropical evergreen, woody vine from the Apocynaceae family of plants. They also call it Stephanotis jasminoides, Madagascar Jasmine, Bride’s Flower Hawaiian Wedding Flower, Bridal Wreath, Waxflower, Clustered Wax Flower, or Wax Flower. It is native to Madagascar.

Stephanotis floribunda
Stephanotis floribunda

Stephanotis floribunda is a climber that grows to 20ft or 6m. The foliage is leathery, glossy, oval, and green. It produces clusters of white, waxy, tubular flowers. The flowers are auxiliary umbels and are very fragrant and they last a few days. It flowers on new growth from spring to autumn. Stephanotis floribunda is a food host for the Tiger Butterfly.

How to grow Stephanotis floribunda:

Grow Stephanotis floribunda in the sun or partial shade. As an indoor plant also place it by a sunny window. Plant it in rich, moist, and well-drained soil. Use a high content of loam and peat moss. Don’t let it get soggy. In colder climates move it indoors when it gets colder. It can withstand down to 39ºF or 4ºC. Use some sort of support such as a trellis to support it. Let it be root bound as it will perform better. Slowly introduce it back in the sun, or you might see leaf blisters.

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