Plant Care Waxplant
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Waxplant

5.0 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Waxplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Waxplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

wax plant, star of david, Krinkle 8 and hoya

Taxonomy

Hoya carnosa
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

What other plant parents say

Waxplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Waxplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Waxplant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Waxplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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@Colleen
New Orleans, LA
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Calliope by Colleen on Greg, the plant care app
03/17/2021

This wax plant brings me so much joy. It’s super low maintenance- doesn’t need bright sun or frequent watering. It’s leaves are so lush looking and have these gorgeous marbled variations of color.

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@Scanas
Cambridge, MA
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Tolkien by Scanas on Greg, the plant care app
03/13/2021

I had this plant for 2 years, I think I plant it in the wrong pot because it us not growing, I need to repot it in a good drainage.

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@Franny
Eau Claire, WI
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Gaga by Franny on Greg, the plant care app
04/17/2021

Very easy to take care of and very pretty! Don’t chop off ends with no leaves, it may flower later

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@Elkbath
Nashville, TN
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Sonny by Elkbath on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

I love all varieties of Hoya. They grow best in small snug pots and vine out beautifully!

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@Josie
Bellingham, WA
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Este by Josie on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

i’ve had this wax plant for years, and love how low maintenance it is 🥰

How to care for Waxplant

Water

How often to water your Waxplant

Water needs for Waxplant
0.5 cups
every 12

Waxplant 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 Waxplant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Waxplant in your home

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

Waxplant 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Waxplant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Waxplant

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

Care Summary for Waxplant

Waxplant

Waxplant


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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