Hoya, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
Hoya kanyakumariana

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: kanyakumariana (kan-ya-ku-mar-ee-AY-na) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Blue-Green

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cape Coral, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 6, 2008, Sunshinesw from Cape Coral, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Very slow growing plant.