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Hoya carnosa/Wax Plant

Hoya carnosa / Hoya carnosa
A nice specimen growing on a patio
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A nice specimen growing on a patio

Close-up image of the thick leaves with white specks

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Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa
Common Name: Wax Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The wax plant is well suited for growing in raised containers like hanging baskets or wall mounted containers so that the long vine-like foliage can trail over the rim of the container and hang down. The foliage is quite thick. Keep the porous soil only slightly moist to the touch. Overwatering will cause rot.