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)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

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:

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:

San Francisco, California

Deland, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Collins, Georgia

Whitestone, New York

Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.