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Commonly known as Floradora, Wax flower
EvergreenOval to broadly elliptic, thick, glossy, mid- to deep-green leaves to 10cm (4in) or more long.
Height3-6m (10-20ft) or more.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingWoody-stemmed climber. Sparsely-branched, twining climber. Produces clusters of 3-6 flowers 4-6cm (1½-2½in) long
Heated greenhouse - subtropicalCan be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F).
Full sunWith some midday shade
Additional FeaturesExotic plantsGood to knowThe strongly-scented flower in wedding bouquets.Pests & DiseasesRed spider mite, scale insects, mealybugs, root mealybugs.Place of originMadagascar.
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot 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
HardinessTender (greenhouse & conservatory)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile