A picture of a Common Wax Flower

Common Wax Flower

Hoya australis

Also known as

New South Wales Wax Flower, Waxvine, Porcelain Flower, Wax flower

Partial Shade
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

11m

Max

1.5m

4m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Common Wax Flower

A close up of some green Hoya australis leaves on a plant

Common Wax Flower Overview

Hoya australis is an evergreen climbing vine species from the Apocynaceae family. It originates from Australia, extending to Borneo and New Guinea, but is commonly grown as a houseplant around the world in many other locations. Also commonly known by the names Waxvine, Common Waxflower, Porcelain Flower, Common Wax Flower. It forms slim stems with fleshy, succulent leaves. Grown for the foliage and flowers, Hoya australis enjoys bright light and dry, well-draining soil. It is an easy to care for, classic houseplant. Flowers appear in clusters, they are sweetly scented, star-shaped and coloured pink-white, appearing from spring-summer.

Common problems with Common Wax Flower

How to propagate Common Wax Flower

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Common Wax Flower

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Common Wax Flower

Grown for their foliage and flowers.