Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.
Stephanotis floribunda, also known as Madagascar jasmine, waxflower, Hawaiian wedding flower, and bridal wreath, is a species of evergreen woody climber plant with glossy oval leaves and clusters of white, fragrant tubular flowers. It grows best in moderate temperatures and high humidity, making Madagascar the optimal place for its growth. These trumpet-shaped blooms are a popular component of bridal bouquets and are in season year-round if given enough light and water. This vigorous climber grows up to 6 meters and does well in sunny, tropical conditions or indoors. Stephanotis floribunda requires high levels of light for optimal performance and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. This plant can be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill, moved outside or into a greenhouse during the summer, and can be trellised due to its vigorous growth habit. Its flowers bloom only on new growth, and it requires minimal pruning during the growth season. Stephanotis floribunda flowers are waxy, star-shaped, and emit an intense fragrance. Propagation is by cuttings or seeds, which are produced in a four-inch pod and can be sown immediately upon opening the pod to keep them moist and germinate within seven days. Stephanotis floribunda is an attractive addition to any garden or indoor setting due to its fragrance, vibrant flowers, and glossy foliage.