Plant Care Wax Plant

Wax Plant

Also known as

Porcelain FLower

Taxonomy

Hoya Pachyclada
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Wax Plant

Water

How often to water your Wax Plant

Water needs for Wax Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Wax Plant 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 Wax Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Wax Plant in your home

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

Wax Plant 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Wax Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Wax Plant: 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 Wax Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Wax Plant

Wax Plant

Wax Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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