Hoya, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
Hoya diversifolia

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: diversifolia (dy-ver-sih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Synonym:Hoya crassipes (illeg.)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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 Pink

Pink

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Veined

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:

Deland, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Centertown, Missouri

Whitestone, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 13, 2012, bminnella from Tanque Verde, AZ wrote:

I have one on the patio, close in during cold nights...Blooms all spring, summer and fall. Hummingbirds love to nest in it. covers the patio ceiling back and forth 3times and still growing..patio is about 20 feet long. Bees are so busy getting nectar they don't bother us. Tucson, AZ