Mitriostigma axillare Care Sheet
Mitriostigma is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. A cousin of the true Gardenia with less fuss. Just as lovely and fragrant. Fragrant star-shaped white blooms (sometimes tinged with pink) that cover the plant is a huge conversation starter.
Light: Full sun to part sun
Water: Thoroughly saturate and allow the soil to dry somewhat between waterings
Environment: Preferably above 50% humidity and warm temperatures
Toxicity: Not available
Habit / SIze: Can grow 1–2’ tall by 1’ wide
- The flower will brown if touched by water
- Can create orange-colored fruit loved by birds
- Can be propagated with stem cuttings
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, estimate 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting to safeguard from overwatering (albeit you can still overpour).