MADAGASCAR JASMINE

FAMILY: Asclepiadaceae | GENUS: STEPHANOTIS floribunda

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Vines / Ground Covers
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Filtered Light
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • House Plants

Plant Details

Native to Madagascar. Twines to 1530 feet Waxy, glossy green, oval leaves to 4 inches long. Valued for the intense fragrance of its funnel-shaped, 1- to 2 inches-long, waxy white blossoms. Borne in open clusters, the flowers are a favorite for bridal bouquets and are also used in leis. Blooms from June until summer's end. Provide support; train on trellis or fence or along eaves. Give good drainage.

As houseplant, will bloom if given ample light; better suited to greenhouse. Feed liberally from spring through fall with a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer. Watch for scale and mealybugs; both pests can be dispatched with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Give indoor plants a rest period by letting them dry out in winter. Can be brought outdoors during warm times of year.

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