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  • HPRWA SCORE -4
  • HAWAIIAN NAME pua male
  • FAMILY Asclepiadaceae (Hoya family)
  • PLANT TYPE vine
  • Native or Non-Native? Non-native (Madagascar)
  • WATER Low once established in the ground
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full

stephanotis (Stephanotis floribunda)

Waxy leafed flowering vine. white waxy fragrant flowers prized for lei making. Symbolic and favored for weddings, used in wedding bouquets and lei. Sometimes sets seed in Hawaii. A large green fruit, splits in half when ripe, it is filled with seeds, e

Plant Uses

  • Flowering vine on fence or trellis

Other Notes

  • Horticulture research leading to flowering in winter would be a boon for the florist and wedding industry in Hawaii. Export potential. Chuck Chimera also suggested these other propagation methods Seeds From herbaceous stem cuttings From woody stem cuttings From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings Suckers Air-layer Chuck suggested these other Potential hazard/drawbacks, if seems important to you: Toxic sap Spines, thorns, burrs Increased fire risk (e.g. flammable resins, wood etc). Litter (big seed pods, fruits, leaves) Allergenic (pollen, sap etc.) Self-seeds (potential to escape/naturalize) Aggressive root system (plant away from sidewalks, waterlines, etc.) Allelopathic