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Wax Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hoya

 

Wax Plant

Hoya is an evergreen climber suitable for the conservatory. Attractive foliage and waxy flowers which can be highly scented, make these plants popular with indoor growers. In temperate climates they need to be grown in a warm bright room in the house or heated conservatory. They do best in good light where they can produce clusters of star-shaped flowers.

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plant Features
  • Wax Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Wax Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Wax Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Wax Plant likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Wax Plant

Latin name

Hoya

type

Flowering climber

family

Apocynaceae

ph

6.1 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wax Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Wax Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Wax Plant likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Wax Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Wax Plant is 0.50meters x 3.75meters 0.50 M 3.75 M

Hoya

Hoya is an evergreen climber suitable for the conservatory. Attractive foliage and waxy flowers which can be highly scented, make these plants popular with indoor growers. In temperate climates they need to be grown in a warm bright room in the house or heated conservatory. They do best in good light where they can produce clusters of star-shaped flowers.


Propagation

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Remove a leaf with part of the stalk on it and put into a pot filled with a suitable compost or soil and keep moist. Place in a light place, not in direct sunlight and allow to root.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Highly scented clusters of star shaped pale pink to dark pink flowers that appear wax like.

 

Planting Season

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Re pot cuttings when they have rooted. Place in a sunny, light position, but shade from direct bright sun to avoid foliage scorch. In winter a minimum night temperature of not less than 10°C (50°F). Sharply draining, well aerated compost is essential for hoya to thrive. This can be made using one part by volume orchid bark, one part peat free compost and one part coarse perlite. Alternatively, use cactus compost but add some extra perlite.

 
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