Hoya, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
Hoya rigida

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: rigida (RIG-ih-duh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Veined

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

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and 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

Miami, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Wellborn, Florida

Port Orford, Oregon

Brazoria, Texas

Grand Prairie, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 19, 2012, Vestia from San Francisco, CA wrote:

An easy, if unexciting species. Worth growing if one has a lot of space.
Why does this site allow tards like flowblue to post?

Neutral

On Feb 28, 2011, flowblue from Southern California, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

got interested in this plant after seeing it at SIL's home in germany. she has it sitting on window sill (in the evenings, they have automated aluminum windows that roll down, so this might have been giving it protection from cold) - and has been trained to grow as a potted wreath. at that time, month of july, plant had 2 clusters of bloom. according to her the plant has been sitting in the very same spot, morning sun, 5 years. was intrigued and bought a couple on arrival home. it has been four years since i bought these two hoyas, one variegated, and the other just green leafed.

todate, mine has not given me a single bloom. it is thriving very well. but no bloom. in partial shade sitting along with streptocarpellas (that are blooming all year round), one oldie bloom... read more

Positive

On Feb 28, 2011, whitmanfarms from Salem, OR wrote:

A gentleman sent me three cuttings over 20 years ago and one is still growing as a houseplant in spite of the most rigorous neglect. It flowers regularly and fragrantly. There is no easier plant to grow. It is a vigorous vine so it needs support. Lucile