Lemon & Cream Wax Plant – Hoya carnosa ‘Exotica’ – Great House Plant
Lemon & Cream Wax Plant – Hoya carnosa ‘Exotica’
Hoya carnosa is one of 100 species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. This easy to grow houseplant Hoya carnosa was named for Thomas Hoym, gardener to the Duke of Northumberland at the end of the 18th century.
Clusters of attractive, star shaped, pink-white blossoms are produced in summer. The delicate flowers appear to be made of porcelain and are truly unique.
The Lemon & Cream Wax Plant, Hoya carnosa, does best in at least 4 hours of bright indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight. Night temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees and day temperatures of 70 degrees or higher are optimal. Water freely during flowering but allow the soil to become almost dry between watering when the plants are not rapidly growing.
Fertilize every 2 months in spring and summer Do not remove the leafless spurs or stubs, on which new flowers appear every year
Hoya carnosa can be propagated at anytime. A portion of a stem cutting that includes one or more pairs of leaves will quickly produce roots in water or damp sand.