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A picture of a Wax Flower

Wax Flower

Hoya spp.

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

2m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images

NKN-2007-06-13 114250 Hoya Carnosa (Yvan Leduc author for Wikipedia)
Starr 060422-7750 Hoya australis
Hoya pubicalyx1AthenesEyes
Hoya loyceandrewsiana inflorescence
Hoya australis tonga

Overview

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.

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Cuttings

Layering

Spring or summer

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves