Plant Care Waxplant
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Waxplant

4.7 out of 5 (90 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' and 'Krinkle 8'

Taxonomy

Hoya carnosa
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

What other plant parents say

Waxplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 51
Waxplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 40
Waxplant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 26
Waxplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 20
Waxplant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 12
Waxplant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Waxplant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
Waxplant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
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@Silvia
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Hoya by Silvia on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

This plant is wonderful I love it. It has been with me for about 30 years. It’s a pretty fast grower but not super fast for anybody who is impatient. It does propagate easily from cuttings in water. …

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@Kaitlyn
Denver, Colorado
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Hoya by Kaitlyn on Greg, the plant care app
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 t…

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@Nishlaursen
Arvada, Colorado
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Hoy Hoy by Nishlaursen on Greg, the plant care app
06/26/2021

We love this Hoya its easy to care for, doesn’t mind drying out, easy to propagate, blooms really cool waxy flowers that have a sweet fragrance, and is quite the survivor. We have had this particular…

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Czecht34gan avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Waxplant named stick by Czecht34gan on Greg, the plant care app
06/30/2021

my stick of a plant in particular didn’t seem to grow well using a grow light, but once I put it next to the window it grew 3 leaves in a week, when taking clippings be sure that you cute about an in…

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@Arraeis
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Mollie by Arraeis on Greg, the plant care app
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 & chil…

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@Colleen
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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@Shan511
Cheney, Kansas
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Vincent Van Wax by Shan511 on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

Beautiful Hoya! Will bloom after some time (like years) but well worth the wait!!!! Long life (like 100 years!) My Hoya is a cutting from a Hoya that is 30 years old!

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@Dippy
Telford, England
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Hoya by Dippy on Greg, the plant care app
07/07/2021

Was given this beautiful plant. She was root bound and we had to cut pot off it really was that bad, now in a bigger pot so hopefully will blossom

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@Scanas
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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@Nishlaursen
Arvada, Colorado
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Elle Hoya by Nishlaursen on Greg, the plant care app
06/16/2021

Easy to propagate, can dry out between watering’s, has beautiful wax like flowers that smell so sweet and beautiful.

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.

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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