In a Nutshell:
* Stephanotis floribunda syn. S. jasminoides (Madagascar jasmine, waxflower, Hawaiian wedding flower, bridal wreath) is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, native to Madagascar. Growing to 6 m (20 ft) or more, it is an evergreenwoody climber with glossy, leathery oval leaves and clusters of pure white, waxy, intensely fragrant tubular flowers.
* Madagascar's climate, with its moderate temperatures, high humidity and seasonal cycles of hot, wet summers and cool, dry winters provides the optimal growing conditions for Stephanotis.
* Grown commercially, the trumpet-shaped blooms are in season year-round, provided they are given enough light and water, and are a popular component of bridal bouquets.
* It is a vigorous climber, tough-stemmed, bearing dark green leathery leaves, which grow in pairs at regular intervals along the vine. It grows best in sunny, tropical conditions, or inside. They can grow from 2–6 meters, and are widely cultivated as garden plants.
* They can flourish for years, grown indoors on a sunny windowsill. They can be moved outside or into a greenhouse during the summer.
* In active growth stage they will tolerate temperatures over 100 degrees F, as long as water is sufficient.
* The flowers are waxy, star-shaped and highly scented, about 3 cm long, in clusters and are produced in summer. This vine flowers only on new growth, and thus pruning should be kept to a minimum, especially during the growth season.
* Stephanotis floribunda requires high levels of light to perform its best and flower.
* This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. more...