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Hoya imperialis

Wax flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height2.5m to 6.25m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hoya imperialis (Wax flower). This species is a twining climber. The leaves are narrowly oblong to elliptic and medium green. The flowers are umbels of star-shaped red, brown, purple blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Malaysia & Indonesia

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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