Answer: Stephanotis floribunda is an old time favorite that is about as finicky as a gardenia. The roots need to be kept cool while the top growth benefits from some high dappled shade during the summer. Maintain even moisture, allowing the soil to dry out somewhat in winter. It is normal for some leaves to yellow and drop during the growing season and especially during the winter months. Prune lightly during late winter removing shriveled stems and those with yellowing leaves (cut back to a node). Pruning it back will remove the bare stems and encourage healthy new growth. As days lengthen and nights become warmer enjoy the clusters of sweetly fragrant, white, waxy salverform flowers as a reward for your diligence.
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