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PlantFiles: Hoya, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
Hoya lauterbachii

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: lauterbachii (lau-ter-BAK-ee-e) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive smurfwv On Oct 10, 2010, smurfwv from Cabin Creek, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

I bought this Hoya from Logee's a while back, it was about 8 inches tall, in 6 weeks of repotting it the vine has grown an additional 5-6 inches, I think it likes the greenhouse.

The only downfall is its noted to only flower after its 6-8 feet in length, however my other hoyas bloomed small when I was told they only bloom at 3 feet long, which is a myth. If you give them tlc they can bloom as small as 12-18 inches. Plus, my heart leaf hoya bloomed and the flowers have lasted 3 weeks, only complaint there is the nectar drips out and can stain furniture, nectar is brown looking and very sticky.


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

Miami, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cabin Creek, West Virginia

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