Stephanotis floribunda is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is Madagascar where it grows as a climbing shrub or liana in the seasonally dry tropical biome. Leaves are oval shaped, they are thick and a glossy dark green
This plant is known as Madagascan Jasmine as the flowers smell like Jasmine; the scent is delightful.
Genus name comes from the Greek stephanos meaning crown and otos meaning ear. Specific epithet means flowering freely.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 30cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow ⅓ to ⅔ of the potting mix to dry out in between watering. Reduce watering in winter.
Potting mix:A chunky well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark, sphagnum moss and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every few waterings during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: 21°C-23°C during spring and summer. 12-15˚C in winter; a cooling period encourages the plant to rebloom.
Humidity: Stephanotis would prefer higher humidity, between 60-80% but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Stephanotis floribunda is non-toxic.