Hello everyone. I don't usually post here but I have been lurking..after reading Meyer Mike's post and talking with my friend Laura, I am now considering a Michelia alba...see, this is why I cannot come to these forums anymore...LOL!
Okay back to my post. When I was 17-18 years old I discovered Stephanotis floribunda. I instantly fell in love with the fragrance of the flowers. I thought I was taking god care of it but it never bloomed again.
Over the past 10 years or so, I have bought 2 or 3 vines and none of them bloomed for me. After this past Valentines Day, I found a bunch of Stephanotis on sale at a local grocery store. They were marked at 50% off. I thought the pot I chose had flower buds on it, but they turned out to be flowers that were ready to drop. I didn't even get to enjoy any fragrance!!
I did some research, and basically hoped for the best. I have to admit, I wasn't very optimistic that I would see this vine re bloom. Last night, I was outside watering a few of my plumeria and I picked up my Stephanotis to water it and I found 2 flower buds!!!
I had to run inside and check it out under better light. All I found were those two buds but I am keeping my fingers crossed that more will develop. From what I have read, keeping it root bound seems to be key, and also growing it under cool dry winter conditions.
I still have not been able to find any info on G.W. regarding what is best for fertilizing it. I have been feeding it Foliage Pro, but I am wondering if anyone knows what the best fertilizer is for this vine?
Thanks for any help you guys can give me. I would really appreciate it!