The Climbing Beauty of the Plant World

Say hello to the Hoya Carnosa, a climbing flora that's as charming as it is versatile. Also known as the Honeyplant, Porcelainflower, Waxflower, and Waxplant, this plant is a true showstopper.

Hoya carnosa

Partial Shade

Specific light requirements are not available.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Neutral Soil pH Preference

Prefers a neutral pH, common in many soils.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Hoya carnosa

The Hoya Carnosa is a climbing plant that can reach heights of 2 to 10 feet and widths of 2 to 4 feet. Its leaves are a stunning mix of gunmetal, jade, and alabaster. But the real star of the show is its aromatic, eye-catching flowers. Blooming from pre-winter to midyear, these flowers are a delightful blend of salmon and ivory.

Did you know that the Hoya Carnosa is also known as the Waxplant due to the waxy appearance of its flowers and leaves?

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Our design recommendations

The Hoya Carnosa is a perfect plant for adding a touch of drama to your garden. Its climbing nature makes it a great choice for vertical gardening. Plus, its eye-catching flowers are sure to make it the center of attention. This plant is versatile enough to thrive in a variety of locations. It's perfect for pots, swinging pots, indoor greenery, and even your porch.