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Miniature Wax Plant

Hoya bella

Also known as

Beautiful Wax Plant, Hoya lanceolata subsp. bella

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Miniature Wax Plant Overview

Hoya bella is often better known as Miniature Wax Plant or Beautiful Wax Plant, previously it was called Hoya lanceolata subsp. bella. This succulent, evergreen perennial is from the Apocynaceae family. This is a miniature version of the popular houseplant, Hoya lanceolata, once known as Hoya bella. It can be trained on small trellises or pruned to keep it small and neat. The flowers give off a strong, fragrant scent that is sweet. This shrubby plant is an epiphytic with arching stems which are oval in shape. The flowers are produced in umbels of star-shaped, white, scented blooms which are borne in the summer. In summer they should be placed in a sunny position but protected from direct sunlight as they can get scorched. They like to be in a humid environment so regular watering is needed. They can be watered a lot less in winter and left to almost completely dry out but should still be placed in a sunny position or under light. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It originates from Assam and Myanmar.

Common problems with Miniature Wax Plant

How to propagate Miniature Wax Plant



Semi-ripe cuttings

Special features of Miniature Wax Plant

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers