Hoya Carnosa- Wax Plant

Hoya Carnosa- Wax Plant

Hoya Wax Plants showcase long slender vines with thick, waxy leaves and produce parachute clusters of star-shaped, white to pink flowers with five-point centers. The flowers are so intricately detailed, uniformly shaped and shiny, they're sometimes called Porcelain Flower. These low-maintenance tropical flowers are perfect in a garden or planter trailing down from a shelf.

 

General Care

Sunlight

Well lit spot, away from direct sunlight.

Water

Water occasionally, allowing soil to dry out between watering.

Humidity

Thrives in warm, moist areas like bathrooms and kitchens.

Soil

Use a well-draining potting mix.

Common Problems

Hoyas are susceptible to sap-sucking insects like aphids and mealybugs, Treat at first sight. Keep the leaves clean by wiping with a damp cloth, when required.

Symptom

Lack of growth 

Cause

Pot to big, replant in snug tight pot

Symptom

Grey patches on leaves

Cause

Overwatered, root rot

Precautions

Hoya’s have the ability to remove pollutants from the air. It can reduce the components of indoor air pollution and make the air healthier to breathe, making it perfect for households with pets or children.

 

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  • 1. Drainage

    Place a single layer of drainage screen directly over the drain hole.

  • 2. Pot setup

    Once you have chosen the location for your pots, place four pot feet on the ground and position the pot on top.

  • 3. Potting mix

    Cover the piece of drainage screen with a good quality potting mix and fill the pot to the desired level and gently compact in layers.

  • 4. Plant it

    Carefully remove the plant from its nursery pot. Put the plant in your prepared garden pot, ensuring the potting mix soil sits at the same level as the soil in the nursery pot.

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