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Hoya 'Wax Vine'

Hoya 'Wax Vine'

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The Hoya 'Wax Vine' is an attractive and endearing houseplant, known for its thick, waxy leaves and clusters of star-shaped, fragrant flowers. Exhibiting an upright and well-branched growth habit, the leaves of this plant emerge generously from the central stem, creating a lush appearance. At full maturity, Hoya 'Wax Vine' can gracefully reach a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Hoya burtoniae

Common: Wax Vine Plant, Honey Plant, Tiny-Leaf Porcelain Flower Plant, Fung Wax Flower Plant, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct morning or late afternoon sun.
  • When it's time to water, the plants leaves will wrinkle, indicating the soil is dry. Though the leaves will plump back up after a sufficient watering.
  • Some growers recommend using a high-phosphorus fertilizer to encourage blooms.
  • Hoya's will flower in optimal conditions and it has been recommended to allow them to become root bound to encourage blooms. Age of the plant will also determine if your Hoya will bloom or not.
  • Providing a trellis or some form of support can help the plant grow more vigorously, which may encourage flowering.
  • Avoid excessive pruning, as Hoyas often flower from older stems or spurs. These spurs can produce flowers year after year.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Apocynaceae family, also known as the dogbane family, which is a large family of flowering plants with over 4,500 species.
  • Hoya plants are native to tropical regions of Asia and Australia.
  • Hoya plants are known for their fragrant, star-shaped flowers, which can take years to appear on new plants.
  • Some species of Hoya have leaves that can change color under different lighting conditions, adding extra interest to the plant.
  • Hoya flowers are indeed known for secreting a sweet, sticky nectar, which sometimes drips from the flowers which is why they are commonly named the Honey Plant.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance
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