Stephanotis floribunda 'Variegata'

Stephanotis floribunda ‘Variegata’

Madagascar jasmine

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Stephanotis floribunda 'Variegata'
  • Common name: Madagascar jasmine
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Variegation

Madagascar jasmine, Stephanotis floribunda, is a popular houseplant for the greenhouse or conservatory, grown for its glossy leaves and fragrant flowers from spring to autumn.

Advertisement

Stephanotis floribunda ‘Variegata’ is the variegated form, which provides additional interest in the form of cream-edged leaves.

For best results grow in a large container of humus-rich, well-drained compost in a well-lit room but out of direct sunlight – in the greenhouse it’s a good idea to use shade paint on the glass to prevent scorching. Summer temperatures of 21°C are ideal and winter temperatures of 13-15°C should be maintained, however plants will tolerate a low of 10°C.

Advertisement

Stephanotis requires high humidity levels. In warm summers, place container-grown plants on a gravel tray and lightly spray the foliage with water. Feed fortnightly between April and October with a potassium-rich liquid feed such as tomato food. Water sparingly in winter. Little pruning is required.

How to grow Stephanotis 'Variegata'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Stephanotis 'Variegata' and wildlife

Stephanotis 'Variegata' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Stephanotis 'Variegata' poisonous?

Stephanotis 'Variegata' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Stephanotis 'Variegata'