Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Hoya, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
Hoya linearis

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: linearis (lin-AIR-iss) (Info)

16 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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:
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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By raven_locks
Thumbnail #1 of Hoya linearis by raven_locks

By Nan
Thumbnail #2 of Hoya linearis by Nan

By Gabro14
Thumbnail #3 of Hoya linearis by Gabro14

By plantladylin
Thumbnail #4 of Hoya linearis by plantladylin

By PepiGabi
Thumbnail #5 of Hoya linearis by PepiGabi


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Nan On Nov 28, 2006, Nan from SW, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I've found it difficult to 'pin-down' this plant's needs, but have had success growing it in a very bright facing east window where there is a temperature reduction at night (especially during the winter months.)

Was once told that it prefers more water during summer, so I followed that recommendation and my plant bloomed in November.


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

San Francisco, California
Deland, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Collins, Georgia
Whitestone, New York
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America