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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
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    50cm (20in)
  • 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.
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun
    With a little shade from the hottest sun.

HOYA lanceolata subsp. bella

 
  • 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
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • 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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