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Hoya carnosa

Common Name(s):
Porcelain flower , Porcelainflower , Wax plant
Category:
Vines
Comment:

Commonly grown houseplant with long slender vines covered with waxy deep green leathery leaves sometimes flecked with silver or creamy white.  To make this plant appear more dense, wrap its sparsly leaved stems around a bamboo trellis and secure with florist tape or nylon stocking strips.  Bright indirect light year round is ideal.  Alllow the soil to dry out between waterings.  Wax plants love high humidity and the foliage appreciates misting.

Flower:
Parachute clusters of star-shaped, white to pink flowers with five-point centers. The flowers are intricately detailed, uniformly shaped and shiny. This is why the plant is sometimes refereed to porcelain flower. The flowers are sweetly fragrant and may produce a sticky sap.
Habit:
vining
Growth Rate:
fast
Tags:
fragrance, houseplant, waxy leaves, sweet smell, house plant, fragrant, interiorscape

NCCES plant id: 2945

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