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Question: Stephanotis

I bought a STEPHANOTIS last year and put it in a very large vase

in an area NOT exposed 24h a day to the sun (I live in Catania) but for about a month the leaves have started to turn yellow and fall, I really think it is dying. my suspicion is that during the winter it took a lot of water and little sun. what can i do please answer me as soon as possible, thanks

Rossella


Stephanotis: Answer: Stephanotis

Dear Rossella,

Thank you for contacting us about your questions

Stephanotis through the Gardening Expert's column

The Stephanotis or Madagascar jasmine, well known for the waxy and fragrant white bell-shaped flowers that bloom between May and October, with oblong, curious, dark green oval leaves. It is a plant that is not easy to grow, requires abundant light and careful wetting, especially in winter, when excess water can be fatal. At home, it can be climbed on a cane or around a bow and will grow well near a large and bright window.

The problem that your plant presents is certainly due to the low brightness of the place where the Stephanotis has been positioned in this winter period, being a plant that does not tolerate the dark, therefore we advise you to place the plant in a sunny place if possible even outdoors. outside having however the foresight to choose a place where in summer the sun does not beat in the hottest hours. Also important are the watering that in summer must be done 2 - 3 times a week while in winter only one

vault and with warm water.

Yours sincerely.

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