Plant Care Madagascar Jasmine

Madagascar Jasmine

About Madagascar Jasmine

Stephanotis floribunda is an evergreen woody vine commonly grown as a houseplant. It is a climber that can grow to more than 20 feet and produces trumpet-shaped blooms year-round.

Taxonomy

Stephanotis floribunda
Stephanotis
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

Stephanotis, Stephanotis, Madagascar jasmine, Waxflower, Hawaiian wedding flower and Bridal wreath

How to care for Madagascar Jasmine

💦 Water

How often to water your Madagascar Jasmine

Water needs for Madagascar Jasmine
0.5 cups
every 9

Madagascar Jasmine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Madagascar Jasmine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Stephanotis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Madagascar Jasmine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Madagascar Jasmine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Madagascar Jasmine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Madagascar Jasmine in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Madagascar Jasmine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Madagascar Jasmine: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Madagascar Jasmine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Madagascar Jasmine can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Stephanotis →

Common Stephanotis Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Madagascar Jasmine prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Stephanotis Water Frequency →

Stephanotis Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Madagascar Jasmine requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Stephanotis Light Requirements →

Stephanotis Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Madagascar Jasmine is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Stephanotis Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Madagascar Jasmine does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Stephanotis →


💩 Fertilizer

Madagascar Jasmine should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Madagascar Jasmine is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Stephanotis →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Madagascar Jasmine can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Madagascar Jasmine

Madagascar Jasmine

Madagascar Jasmine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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