The stephanotis star perfume


The stephanotis (or jasmine Madagascar) was the favorite plant of Marilyn Monroe. Flowering requires some attention, but elegant and incredibly fragrant flowers well worth some effort.

Lucky plant native to Madagascar, where he was reported to the nineteenth century, stephanotis is traditionally used in bridal bouquets.

S’he n’is guided on a support, it unfolds in long garlands, collected, evoke a bridal veil or may serve plaiting a crown.

White flowers in starry trumpets, have a subtle, warm scent of jasmine and lily mixture. A breath of the most sought which enters the composition of many flavors, like Night of Fancy by Anna Sui or Love of Pink by Lacoste.

Stephanotis, Belle talkative

If the flowers of stephanotis are delicate, leaves and stems are robust. To be disciplined, they should be conducted on a shaped carrier’hoop.

But you can also leave them the freedom to make of’scale and get a spectacular result. For these miniature creepers have the ability to s’n hang without complex’any support at hand: shelf, rod, curtain ...

A tad temperamental the stephanotis


To make your happy stephanotis, place it near a window, a ventilated and lighted place to’out of direct sunlight.

During its flowering, stephanotis appreciate being well hydrated, but it does not like water in his potty training. Plus regular watering, spray it with rainwater to create a humid atmosphere.

The stephanotis n’not much like change. Once in place, do not turn over the pot: switch exposure would drop its buds.

Flowering Madagascar jasmine n’is not always easy to obtain. For that’it takes place, better make it worth taking a period of break in winter. Keep it during those dark months in a clear, cool room (around 13 °), and decrease waterings.

L. H.

Read also:

  • Culture tips and maintenance of Stephanotis
  • The different names jasmine

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