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Hoya bella

Wax flower

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  • Hoya bella | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Hoya bella | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.35m to 0.45m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Hoya bella (Wax flower). This shrub is an epiphytic with arching stems which are narrowly ovate to lance-shaped. The flowers are borne in umbels of star-shaped white scented blooms which are borne in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Asia and Australia

Interest and use

Hanging baskets, indoors.

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  • Hoya bella | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Hoya bella | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

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

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 bug

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