Hoya carnosa is an asclepiad species of flowering plants in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. Hoya plant is also called a porcelain flower or wax plant. It is one of the many species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia countries like China, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Bangladesh And, Australia. Hoya has a great diversity of species in the Philippines, and species in Polynesia and New Guinea.
Hoyas plants need semi-bright or natural light to perform their best. By the way, Hoyas plants need as much bright light as possible to bloom indoors. Hoya plant can introduce as a common house plant grown for its attractive waxy foliage and beautifully scented flowers. Hoyas plants grow well in shade but won’t flower unless given enough light. It is recommended that morning sun or dappled light is best as hot summer sun can burn them.
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Hoyas often grow epiphytically on trees, some grow terrestrially, or occasionally in rocky areas. They climb by twining, and with the support of adventitious roots. Larger species grow near 1–18 m (3–59 ft), with support in trees. They have small entire leaves with an opposite pattern, that are typically tasty. Leaves of the Hoyas plant may exhibit a variety of forms, and maybe smooth, felted, or hairy. venation may not be so important, and many species have leaf surfaces blended with irregular small silvery spots.
The flowers are like in axillary umbellate clusters at the tip of peduncles. Hoya plant’s peduncles are commonly referred to as spurs. In most species, these spurs are perennial and are rarely shed. Each flowering cycle will increase the length of the spur, and in the larger species can timely reach 27 cm. Flowers vary in size from 3 mm to over 95 mm.
Colors of Hoyas plants in most species range from white to pink. There are species that exhibit yellow to orange, dark reds to near-black, and there are green flowers also. Moths, flies, and ants living in Pollinators. Pollination is poorly understood, in outdoor temperate regions, plants left outdoors to produce seed, indicating pollination by local insects.
The Hoya plant actually likes being pot bound & you’ll get the best result by bloom if you leave them be for a few years.