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)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 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:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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:

Miami, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Cabin Creek, West Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.