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Wax flower

Stephanotis spp.

Stephanotis floribunda3L. Marie by Lenore Edman (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Wax flower Overview

A genus of Spring or Autumn flowering bulbous perennials cultivated for their crocus-like flowers. They originate from Eurasia and North Africa and are in the Amaryllis family. S. lutea has become naturalised in many regions where they have escaped cultivation. They are happiest in a sheltered position on well-drained soil and are also grown in alpine houses.

Common problems with Wax flower

How to propagate Wax flower

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Other uses of Wax flower

Grown for their scented, waxy flowers.