Wax Plant (Hoya heuschkeliana) in the Hoyas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 4:09 PM

This is one of the sweetest little Hoyas! I received a cutting of the pink blooming variety a few years ago and although it's been a slow grower, it rooted quickly and bloomed the next year. I love the cute little blooms which are very fragrant! I received a cutting of the yellow blooming heuschkeliana last summer but was unable to get it to root.

My growing conditions:

Zone 9b, East Central Florida with hot summers, mild winters and a fair amount of humidity almost year round.
Fast draining potting medium consisting of a lot of orchid bark mix with a little potting soil incorporated.
I water once a week, sometimes twice during the hot summer months, and sparingly (if at all) during December, January and February.
Bright light but no direct sun.

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