Wax Plant (Hoya papaschonii) in the Hoyas Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
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)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 8 - 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Thin, medium green with wavy margins.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Short-lived peduncles that drop after the flowers fade.
Flower Color: White
Other: Cream
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Posted by mjsponies (Central Florida) on Apr 20, 2018 5:53 AM

Grows best in either chopped sphagnum moss or sphagnum moss mixed w/ perlite and fine orchid bark. Needs very free draining and to not dry out completely. Bright filtered light only. Strong light will burn the thin leaves.

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Hoya " papachonii" seedlings. by CoraBarner Feb 4, 2019 4:05 PM 27

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