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HOYA lanceolata subsp. bella

Commonly known as Wax flower

Spreading, penduluous habit with sweetly scented white flowers with violet coronas
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - oval to lance-shaped, fleshy, rich-green leaves to 3cm (1¼in) long.
  • Height and Spread - 45cm (18in)
  • 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 umbels 3-4cm (to 1½in) 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 - Pests & Diseases - - mealy bugs
  • Place of origin - Himalayas to northern Burma.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped -
  • 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) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - very sweetly scented.
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