The Hoya carnosa 'Tricolour', or the Wax plant, is a fast-growing, easy-care plant known for its lush white and pink patterned foliage and delicate, sweet-smelling flowers. With its thick, waxy leaves and tolerance to drought, the Hoya carnosa is a hardy and easy to care for plant. Their free-flowing stems hang from their centre, making them the perfect plant to the trail from a hanging basket.
Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
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Keep me in a bright spot, out of the scorching direct sun.
Plant Care Tips
Water me when my soil has dried out.
Feed me once per month with liquid fertiliser during spring and summer.
I like humidity, so mist me regularly.
About Wax Plant
The Wax plant is a species of the Hoya genus, discovered by the Scottish scientist Robert Brown in 1810, who named the genus in honour of his friend, botanist Tom Hoy. Native to Australia and eastern Asia, the wax plant has been cultivated as an indoor plant for over 200 years.
In the wild Hoya carnosa often grow as epiphytes, relying upon trees, moss poles or rocks for structural support. Their leaves are slightly succulent and they bloom clusters of small, typically pink, flowers in late summer.
Wax plants like bright light but out of the harsh, direct sun and only requires watering when their soil has fully dried out. As a fast-growing plant, the Hoya carnosa is a heavy feeder and should be fed twice per month, with a liquid fertiliser during spring and summer. They can be a little bit sensitive to extreme temperatures so should be kept away from fans of draughty windows.
Did you know?
Wax plants symbolise wealth and protection.
If ingested this plant can be toxic or poisonous so keep away from dogs, cats or other pets and small children.
Also Known As
Wax plant; Porcelain flower; Hoya ‘Tricolor’