Plant Care Waxplant
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Waxplant

4.7 out of 5 (65 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' and Hoya 'Krinkle 8'

Taxonomy

Hoya carnosa
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

What other plant parents say

Waxplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 41
Waxplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 30
Waxplant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 17
Waxplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 14
Waxplant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Waxplant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Waxplant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
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@Silvia
Albuquerque, NM
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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@Nishlaursen
Arvada, CO
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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@Carrie
Scranton, PA
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Bigleef Smalls by Carrie on Greg, the plant care app
06/16/2021

I've had my hoya for a few years and and am still patiently waiting for flowers. But - the leaves are pretty enough on their own. They look as if they were painted with watercolors. I'm looking forwa…

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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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@Shan511
Cheney, KS
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, 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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@Nishlaursen
Arvada, CO
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.

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@Debberlin
Swartz Creek, MI
Rating of the plant Waxplant named Great Aunt Mary’s by Debberlin on Greg, the plant care app
07/02/2021

Blooms when root-bound. Beautiful flowers, scent is noticeable at night. Flowers drip when watered properly.

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 located in Sacramento, CA.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Waxplant in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA

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Growing Waxplant in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Waxplant in Sacramento, CA

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 25th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Waxplant in Sacramento, CA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 3.7% ☀️

July 25th, 2021

Sacramento is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to decrease by 3.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.3 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Waxplant in Sacramento, CA

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 26th, 2021

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 13.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of …

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Sacramento, CA ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Waxplant thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Sacramento, CA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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