Sign up for 10% Off & FREE shipping →

Hoya Carnosa- Wax Plant

Hoya Wax Plants showcase long slender vines with thick, waxy leaves and produce parachute clusters of star-shaped, white to pink flowers with five-point centers. The flowers are so intricately detailed and shiny that they are sometimes called Porcelain Flowers. These low-maintenance tropical plants are perfect in a garden or planter, trailing down from a shelf.

Brown vine stems with waxy green leaves that have white speckles across them.

 

General Care

Sunlight:
Place in a well-lit spot, away from direct sunlight.

Water:
Water occasionally, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.

Humidity:
Thrives in warm, moist areas like bathrooms and kitchens.

Soil:
Use a well-draining potting mix.

Peduncles protruding white star-shape flowers that have layered tiny purple central ones.

Common Problems

Pests:
Hoyas are susceptible to sap-sucking insects like aphids and mealybugs. Treat at the first sight of pests. Keep the leaves clean by wiping them with a damp cloth when needed.

Symptoms and Causes:

  • Lack of growth: May indicate the pot is too big; replant in a snug, tight pot.
  • Grey patches on leaves: Typically caused by overwatering and root rot.

Precautions

Hoyas have the ability to remove pollutants from the air, reducing indoor air pollution and making the air healthier to breathe. This makes them perfect for households with pets or children.