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
Further Reading....
  • 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

STEPHANOTIS floribunda



  • 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
  • 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)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
Stephanotis - Growing Guide

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