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HOYA

Commonly known as Wax flower

These popular plants are only available for short times during the year.  We will be stocking, albeit intermittently, Hoya australis, Hoya gracilis, Hoya cuningiana, Hoya lacunosa, Hoya carnosa and Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor'.

 Glistening, usually scented, flowers and profuse nectar.

Genus of over 200 species of evergreen, climbing and shrubby perennials, some epiphytic, from coastal bluffs, stream margins, escarpments and rainforest in the warmer regions of Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands

They are characterised by their star-shaped waxy flowers with a central crown or corona.

H. carnosa is said to be an excellent remover of pollutants in the indoor environment.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
  • Full sun - with a little shade from the hottest sun.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for the often attractive and fragrant flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - mealy bugs
  • Place of origin - Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam-based compost with equal parts horticultural sand, leaf mould and crushed bark and charcoal. Partial shading.

Buy Varieties of HOYA

HOYA australis

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Commonly known as: Wax flower.
Evergreen climber with scented star shaped flowers
£19.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

HOYA carnosa 'Tricolor'

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Commonly known as: Wax flower.
Cream-splashed variegated leaves. Scented pink flowers
£17.50 each

HOYA cumingiana

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Commonly known as: Wax flower.
Red-centred yellow scented flowers and small leaves
£15.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

HOYA gracilis

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Commonly known as: Wax flower.
Speckled green leaves and scented pinkish red flowers
£15.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

HOYA lacunosa

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Commonly known as: Wax flower.
Pale cream almost white scented flowers
£15.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

HOYA lanceolata subsp. bella  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Wax flower.
Spreading, penduluous habit with sweetly scented white flowers with violet coronas
£19.00 each

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