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Hoya Carnosa Green 'Wax Plant'

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What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


Hoya Carnosa, the Porcelain Flower or Wax Plant is a popular species of flowering plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. It is one of the many species of Hoya native to Eastern Asia and Australia.  It is a common houseplant grown for its attractive waxy foliage and if cared for properly, will bloom sweetly scented porcelain flowers. This plant appreciates bright, indirect light and needs humidity to thrive. Hoya Carnosa look exceptionally good in a hanging basket arrangement or flowing over the side of a planter.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Hoya Carnosa
  • Common Names: Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower, Porcelainflower, Hoya Green
  • Family: Apocynaceae 
  • Native Range: Eastern Asia and Australia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright to medium, indirect light
  • Water: Allow to dry out between watering. Avoid over-watering. Hoyas have a very shallow root system -- when watering, water slowly, evenly and thoroughly, ensuring proper drainage.
  • Humidity: 50-80%
  • Temperature: 60–85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month when showing signs of active growth.
  • Propagation: Cuttings, Division
  • Pests: Look out for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs and other scale insects. Rinse foliage occasionally under low pressure water to keep clean and dislodge any pests.
  • Toxicity: Hoya are widely known to be non-toxic to humans and animals yet if ingested may cause reactions in certain individuals. More research is needed in this area. As with all plants, we recommend you exercise caution around children and pets and keep plants out of reach.