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Hoya Genus

Wax flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Hoya genus (Wax flower). This genus consists of, twining climbers with about 200 species. They will bear clusters of scented star-shaped flowers in the summer. They are frost tender, min 5-18C. Grow them in humus-rich, well drained soil with semi-shade in the summer. Remember to water moderately when in full growth, and sparingly at other times. The stems might require support, so cut them back and thin out the crowded stems after flowering or in spring. Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Porcelain flower

Origin

Asia and Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

Cultivation

Stems require support. Cut back and thin out crowded stems after flowering or in spring.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs may be a problem.

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