Found this strange fruit on my seven-year-old Stephanotis. Will wait the seven or so months it takes to ripen and propagate from them for swap!
Stephanotis genus (Wax flower). This genus consists of between 5 and 15 species of twining woody-stemmed climbers, which are tall and have wiry stems and waxy, deep green leaves. The flowers bloom in early summer in clusters of pure white, pendulous, tubular flowers.
Africa, Madagascar, Asia
Grown for their scented, waxy flowers.
They are frost tender, min 13-16C. You should plant them in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil with filtered sunlight as full sun will burn the flowers. Provide stems with support. Shorten over-long or crowded stems in spring.
You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in the summer.
Red spider mites, scale insects, mealy and root bugs
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