Specie: S. floribunda
Steph, Matagascar Jasmine, waxflower, Hawaiian wedding flower, Bridal Wreath
Name in Latin: Apocynaceae
Name in English: dogbane family
Origin: Africa (not Madagascar nor Hawaii, as commonly believed)
Growth Habit: flowering climbing plant from Africa
Flower: trumpet shaped blooms, waxy, star-shaped and highly scented, appx 3 cm long, in clusters
Blooming Period: year round/import, summer/local
Leaf: dark green leathery leaves, which grow in pairs at regular intervals along the vine
bridal bouquets, corsages, decorations
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 2-3 days
Amount of water: fine spray
Special handling: Keep in container , in fridge.
The genus name Stephanotis has Greek origin, made up of two words; stephonos meaning crown and otos which is ear; a 'crown of ears' which it faintly resembles with the flower trumpet as a meatus surrounded by five "ears."