by | Jul 11, 2020

I was first introduced to Stephanotis when visiting a girlfriend’s home in Waimea. I was attracted to the scent and the actual flowering bud clusters as the vine weaved itself around its host tree. This twining vine is evergreen and can grow to 30’! Its alias name – Hawaiian Wedding Flower – reflects on days past when it was the chosen bridal flower and woven into the brides hair, and/or included in bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres.

Also known as the Hawaiian Wedding Flower – reflecting on days past

I searched for quite some time until I finally found one of these simply beauties to serve as my starter. I identified a money tree near our lanai entrance, thinking this host tree would be perfect. Now, about three years later, I see confirmation that I had chosen wisely. My Stephanotis, also referred to as Madagascar Jasmine, wraps around the trunk of the tree, then up, up up into the long, pointed leaves, then drips down in small and large clusters. Perfect! Now, where can I plant another one???

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I am an adventurer by heart, never letting too much dust settle under my feet. But, I am also a nester, a woman who loves her home, garden, animals, family, and whatever career I happen to be in. In my latest adventure, I’ve successfully merged over 46 years of varied work and life experience into a real estate career that focuses on the goals and dreams of my clients. Are you interested in moving to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi? I’d love to talk with you about your dream goal, and help you achieve it!

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