If you remember a creeper creeping around your grandmother’s kitchen, chances are it was a Hoya or commonly called (porcelain flower) plant. This tropical houseplant, often called a “wax plant” due to its thick waxy leaves, has great characteristics.
This plant is a classic because it lives forever, grows to be huge, and creates beautiful clusters of fragrant porcelain-like flowers.
Porcelain flower (HOYA) main characteristics
It is a popular houseplant. With star-shaped clusters of flowers adorning it, this wax-looking species survives with minimal care.
|Common names)||Hoya plant, wax plant, porcelain flower, wax flower plant, Hindu rope plant, common wax flower, waxvine, lucky heart, loving plant, green wax plant|
|Scientific name||Hoya carnosa, Hoya australis, Hoya cinnamomifolia, Hoya kerrii, Hoya serpens and many other species of Hoya (200-300 more)|
|Origin||Asia, Australia and the tropical regions of that part of the world|
|Height||2 to 4 inches tall, with an extension up to 2 inches|
|Light||Bright indirect sunlight|
|Water||Save water, only when the soil is dry|
|Temperature||Over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, with varieties thriving in higher temperatures|
|Humidity||Tolerates moisture well|
|I usually||Extremely well drained soil is required. You can use an orchid potting mix or a homemade mix with lots of perlite, pine bark and peat.|
|Fertilizer||Greater nitrogen fertilizers for plant growth, high phosphorous fertilizers to stimulate flower development. Preferred liquid fertilizers.|
|Spread||Stem cutting or layering is easier, but can also be propagated from cuttings of leaves or seeds|
|Pests||Sap-sucking pests such as aphids, mites, mealybugs, and other scale insects are common. It can also be affected by caterpillars, snails and slugs, whiteflies and thrips. Susceptible to sooty fungi and fungal root rot.|
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