How to Stem Stephanotis


Stephanotis is a flowering vine with beautiful white blooms that are used for wedding bouquets and floral arrangements. The blooms do not have long or erect stems like other flowers such as roses and daisies, which makes them impossible to arrange without additional support. With the help of a product called a stephanotis holder, you can replace the small and weak stems with strong manufactured ones perfect for use in bouquets and floral arrangements.

Step 1

Soak the wider, softer ends of your stephanotis holders (also called stephanotis stems and extender picks) in water. Stephanotis holders are available at local and online floral suppliers.

Step 2

Handle the stephanotis flowers with care. Limit touching them since the oils in your hands will cause them to wilt.

Step 3

Pluck the real stems off the stephanotis flowers by placing one hand on the bottom of the flowers and gently pulling with the other.

Step 4

Insert the stephanotis holders into the bottom center of the flowers where the green stems you just plucked off were located. The wider, soft and now-wet ends go into the flowers.

Step 5

Spray the flowers evenly with a flower sealant to help preserve them.

Things You'll Need

  • Stephanotis holders
  • Flower sealant


  • The Wedding Information Site: Stephanotis Bridal Bouquet
  • 2G Roses: Stephanotis
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Melissa Lewis has been a professional writer since 2005. Her work has appeared in various online publications. A former elementary classroom teacher and media specialist, Lewis is also a script writer, with a movie script, "Homecoming," she co-wrote currently in production. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.