Plant Care Waxplant

Waxplant

4.7 out of 5 (112 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, hoya, Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Princess', hoya krinkle 8, Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8', Hoya 'Krinkle 8', 'Krinkle 8' and Wibergaie

Taxonomy

Hoya carnosa
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

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 region 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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Waxplant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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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.

What other plant parents say

Waxplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 64
Waxplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 51
Waxplant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 36
Waxplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 25
Waxplant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 16
Waxplant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 15
Waxplant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
Waxplant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 117 Plants
xp 7,120 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

Super easy plant. Doesn’t need water all that often and is quite hearty! It took a little while to root my cuttings but I had 100% success!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Gwynee avatar
@Gwynee
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 130 XP
globe Nashville, Tennessee
11/16/2021

I love how beautiful this plant trails, but I was naive in thinking that my hoya would immediately bloom lol! but these are beautiful plants that aren’t too hard to take care of at all :)

Cassrose avatar
@Cassrose
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,027 XP
globe New York
11/05/2021

Love him! The leaves are thick and waxy, I love that! Funny thing is that he’s the type of plant that you don’t realize has grown until you’re like whoa that vine got super long overnight. Definitely easy to maintain, water when dry.

Mckayla avatar
@Mckayla
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 175 XP
globe Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
11/04/2021

Grows like a vine. Have something for them to climb!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Pixiewitch avatar
@Pixiewitch
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 120 XP
10/24/2021

Have had the mother plant for years and saw no growth or failing. Just stayed the same. I took a small cutting and it propagated quickly. Hopefully this app will help me learn to care for it properly so I can grow it well

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Tiffany avatar
@Tiffany
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 294 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
10/21/2021

Blooms with fertilizer and strong but indirect sun

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Adia avatar
@Adia
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 72 XP
10/17/2021

Loves direct light and lots of watering with dry soil in between

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Tattooty avatar
@Tattooty
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 1,723 XP
10/16/2021

Hoya are quickly becoming my favorite plants. I love them 🌿❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Tessasplants avatar
@Tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/12/2021

I love this plant because I got it from my grandma. It’s jelly like flowers are cute

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Fat.jungle avatar
@Fat.jungle
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 883 XP
globe Perth, Western Australia
10/03/2021

- Slow growing
- Low maintenance
- Water when majority of soil is dry
- Incredibly beautiful variegation

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Jan avatar
@Jan
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 648 XP
10/03/2021

Dry out before watering again

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Shirley avatar
@Shirley
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 318 XP
09/21/2021

Love it

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Amyk1465 avatar
@Amyk1465
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe Christchurch, Canterbury
09/09/2021

Growth boosts when bad looking parts are removed

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Catherine avatar
@Catherine
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 394 XP
globe Calgary, Alberta
09/04/2021

indian rope is a great plant that withstands slightly varying conditions

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Lubna avatar
@Lubna
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 36 XP
globe Sutton, England
08/24/2021

Fast grower. Propagates v fast

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Arraeis avatar
@Arraeis
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 192 XP
globe Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
08/16/2021

Hoya are amazing plants and specifically H. carnosa are easily to care for and can grow rapidly under the right care! Plus they have beautiful, fragrant flowers and they’re safe around animals & children.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Keely avatar
@Keely
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 137 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
08/07/2021

Jeremiah is the best!

Ashostak avatar
@Ashostak
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 87 XP
08/05/2021

Simply beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
08/03/2021

I can’t complain about this one. I’ve repotted it only once after I brought it home from the nursery last year. The growth has been pretty strong. It’s put out plenty of those long, fun, Hoya vines that will wrap themselves around things if given the opportunity. I’ve had this one in a few different light conditions due to moving & it’s seems to be happy most everywhere it’s been. I haven’t had the pleasure of any of my Hoyas flowering yet, hopefully one day!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,298 XP
07/27/2021

haven’t had this one too long, but so far so good! she’s settling into the plant family well!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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