Plant Care Fung Wax Flower

Fung Wax Flower

4.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

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About Fung Wax Flower

With over 500 species and even more cultivars, there's a Hoya out there for everyone! They're native to Southeast Asia and their common name, waxplant, refers to their thick, waxy leaves which help them retain water in the heat. They're excellent climbers and will take off if you give them a trellis to grow on. Their other-worldly, star-shaped flowers are often fragrant and come in brilliant shades of red, pink, yellow, and more!


Hoya curtisii

Also known as

Hoya Aloha, Porcelain Flower, Hoya and Curtisii

How to care for Fung Wax Flower


How often to water your Fung Wax Flower

Water needs for Fung Wax Flower
0.5 cups
every 12

Fung Wax Flower needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Fung Wax Flower

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Fung Wax Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fung Wax Flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fung Wax Flower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Fung Wax Flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fung Wax Flower: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fung Wax Flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Fung Wax Flower

Fung Wax Flower

Fung Wax Flower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Fung Wax Flower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Fung Wax Flower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Fung Wax Flower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@MeganO avatar
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 20,415 XP
globe Washington, DC

Love this low maintenance plant. I have it in a shady window and it’s been growing slowly. It would probably grow more if I gave it more light or love, but it’s doing well just chillin’ in the window hanging.

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leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 14,677 XP
globe Washington, DC

Love this plant, I think it’s so cute. Not a super fast grower. Seems to be pretty hearty in my experience.

Kaitlyn avatar
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Denver, CO

I’ve had this one for a little under a year. I have to appreciate it for its ability to tolerate a fair amount of neglect, as the first couple of months I had it, I hardly looked at it save for the occasional watering (it was winter.) This growing season it has started to put out some new growth, and I think it has potentially to be a nice trailing plant one day- however the growth on this one seems slow, so I think that will be more of a long-term goal for this one.

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@caleea_s avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 117 XP

Very easy to grow and propagate. Give it plenty of light and stay up on its waterings and it will grow very well.

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