General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: climbs or twines 4 to 6 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Pubescent (soft, fuzzy)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Said to have the fragrance of peanut butter
Flower Color: Other: Dark marroon-brown, almost black in color
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Terrariums
Espalier
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Black Hoya
  • Wax Plant

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Comments:
  • Posted by mjsponies (Central Florida) on Aug 26, 2014 4:04 AM concerning plant:
    This Hoya likes lots of sun, so it is not one I would recommend for the average grower in the more northern states. Give it several hours of full sun, as much bright light as you can, and warm humid conditions. Then it will reward you with its black-cherry-colored blooms. It doesn't like to be quite as pot bound as some of its cousins prefer, or to dry out. Once it gets going, it keeps going. Even during winter I've had it bloom in the top of the greenhouse.

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