Artabotrys hexapetalus (Ylang Ylang Vine) is a native of tropical Asia and has the appearance of a large shrub or creeper, growing to a mature height of 30 feet tall. It requires full sun to semi-shade and regular water to maintain its lush, evergreen foliage. The blooms appear in abundance and are a sight to behold; with yellow, orange flowers with a strong, sweet aroma, they truly are a treat for the eyes and nose. Not only that, they attract butterflies and hummingbirds who are delighted by the nectar they produce.
This plant is grown in USDA Zone 9-11, being able to withstand temperatures of at least 30°F for a short time. It is also a very seaside and salt tolerant plant, meaning it can survive in areas with higher humidity or intense exposure to salt water.
When it comes to growing and caring for Artabotrys hexapetalus, it is a relatively low-maintenance plant. It requires little pruning and only needs occasional fertilization. It makes a great houseplant, if trimmed. Also, it is a perfect choice for use as border plants and containers. If you are growing it in a pot in a cold region, make sure to bring the plant inside during winter and keep it in a bright, warm place. Ensure it is kept moist, as dry air can cause the leaves to curl or wilt.
Artabotrys hexapetalus is a delightful addition to any garden, providing stunning, fragrant blossoms that bring an enhanced sense of beauty. This low-maintenance, salt-tolerant plant is a dream come true for gardeners looking for a unique and delightful showpiece that will bring years of joy and delight.