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Hoya lineares

Wax flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow, pink, red, purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Hoya lineares (Wax flower). This species is a pendent, epiphytic, succulent perennial with slender, soft, greyish green stems bearing linear, hairy, dark gren leaves, deeply grooved beneath. It produces lax umbels of 10-13 star-shaped, scented, pure white flowers, pink-tinged with yellowish white coronas.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Porcelain flower

Origin

Asia and Australia

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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