Wax Flower

Hoya spp.

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Hoya is a genus of over 200 evergreen perennial flowering plants in the Apocynaceae (dogbane) family. Members of this genus are native to coastal bluffs, stream margins, escarpments, and tropical rainforest habitats. They are commonly twining climbers with simple ovate leaves and often fragrant waxy 5-petalled flowers, with a contrasting eye, held in pendant umbels. These are usually cultivated as glasshouse specimens and as houseplants due to their tenderness, but they can be grown outside in sheltered positions and mild climates.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Layering

Spring or summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Chalk, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Apocynaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured, Yellow, Pink, White

Scent

Mild

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