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Commonly known as Honey plant, Wax flower, Wax plant
Vigorous succulent greenhouse climber producing clusters of around 20 waxy star-shaped white flowers with a red centre. The flowers are night scented and secrete nectar
- Design your own garden: The conservatory or greenhouse garden
- Greenhouse and Conservatory Plants: Climbers
- Plants by colour: Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
- Plants for specific types of garden: Exotic Plants
- Pot Plants
- Walls & Fences: Conservatory Climbing Plants
- Plants beginning with 'H'
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Evergreen - oval, rigid, very fleshy leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
Height - 6m (20ft)
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 - flowers in convex umbels to 6cm (2½in) across.
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
Full sun - with a little shade from the hottest sun .
Additional Features - Exotic plants
Pests & Diseases - mealy bugs
Place of origin - India, southern China, Burma.
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
Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
Scented Plants - Scented flowers - night-scented.
Hoya - Growing Guide
Buy Varieties of HOYA carnosa
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included