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STEPHANOTIS floribunda

Commonly known as Floradora, Wax flower



Heavily scented long white tubular flowers. Suitable only for a frost free greenhouse or conservatory or as a pot plant indoors when in flower

  • Evergreen - oval to broadly elliptic, thick, glossy, mid- to deep-green leaves to 10cm (4in) or more long.
  • White
  • Height - 3-6m (10-20ft) or more.
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - woody-stemmed climber. Sparsely-branched, twining climber. Produces clusters of 3-6 flowers 4-6cm (1½-2½in) long
  • Heated greenhouse - subtropical - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F).
  • Full sun - with some midday shade
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants
  • Good to know - the strongly-scented flower in wedding bouquets.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, scale insects, mealybugs, root mealybugs.
  • Place of origin - Madagascar.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
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