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Hoya coronaria

Wax flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourCreamy green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hoya coronaria (Wax flower). This species of climber is slow growing. The leaves are broadly oval to oblong and medium green. The flowers are borne in the summer to the autumn with umbels of bell-shaped yellow, green to white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Thailand, Philippines

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • 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 bugs may be a problem.

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