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 nameHoya carnosa, Hoya australis, Hoya cinnamomifolia, Hoya kerrii, Hoya serpens and many other species of Hoya (200-300 more)
FamilyApocynaceae
OriginAsia, Australia and the tropical regions of that part of the world
Height2 to 4 inches tall, with an extension up to 2 inches
LightBright indirect sunlight
WaterSave water, only when the soil is dry
TemperatureOver 50 degrees Fahrenheit, with varieties thriving in higher temperatures
HumidityTolerates moisture well
I usuallyExtremely well drained soil is required. You can use an orchid potting mix or a homemade mix with lots of perlite, pine bark and peat.
FertilizerGreater nitrogen fertilizers for plant growth, high phosphorous fertilizers to stimulate flower development. Preferred liquid fertilizers.
SpreadStem cutting or layering is easier, but can also be propagated from cuttings of leaves or seeds
PestsSap-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.

Porcelain Flower Pictures (TODAY)

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More exotic flowers.