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Hoya Pubicalyx 'Splash' Wax Plant


The Hoya Pubicalyx 'Splash' features long, shiny, deep-green waxy leaves. These leaves are often variegated with white or greyish speck patterns growing on purplish-grey stems. This plant makes for beautiful climbing foliage when trained to grow up a lattice or totem pole. This plant appreciates bright, indirect light and thrives on humidity for best growth.

Hoya is a genus of 200–300 species of tropical plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae -- otherwise known as the milkweed family. The Hoya genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honor of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy. There are over 300 known Hoya species with different foliage shapes and here at Ed's, we carry many varieties best suited for the indoors. If you're looking for an indoor plant that's adaptable and easy to grow, consider adopting a Hoya; they are among the most tolerant of houseplants on the market and certain varieties are highly sought after our by beginners and collectors alike!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Common Names: Hoya Pubicalyx
  • Family: Apocynaceae 
  • Native Range: The Philippines

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: 6-8 hours of bright, filtered light. Harsh light will burn the foliage.
  • Water: Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out between watering; avoid over-watering. Smaller, more frequent watering is often best. This plant is drought tolerant yet if allowed to dry out too much, the waxy leaves will begin to shrivel and yellow; this is a sign to increase your watering schedule. If allowed to stay too moist, this may cause bacteria and root rot to develop.
  • Humidity: Average 50-75%;Tolerant of lower levels of humidity
  • Temperature: 55–85F
  • 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 during the spring and summer only. 
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Fast-growing compared to other Hoyas. Trailing, vining growth habit will often follow the light and can be trained to grow up a trellis, totem pole or wall for a vertical display. This plant also looks elegant trailing from a hanging basket planter.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, lightweight soil mix, such as commercially available cactus soil.
  • 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.