Hoya carnosa, the wax plant, is an Asclepiad species in the dogbane family (Apocynaceae). It is one of the many species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. It is a common house plant grown for its attractive waxy foliage, and sweetly scented flowers.

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Hoya carnosa, the wax plant, is an Asclepiad species in the dogbane family (Apocynaceae). It is one of the many species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. It is a common house plant grown for its attractive waxy foliage, and sweetly scented flowers.

By Bonnie L. Grant There are over 100 species of Hoya, or wax plant. Many of these produce amazing umbels of tiny star marked flowers, but some species do not produce blooms or at least not conspicuous flowers. If there are no flowers on Hoya, it may be that you have one of the non-blooming types or (more likely) some cultural defect is causing the plant to fail to flower. Read on to find out how to get wax plant to bloom and keep it flowering for years to come. Help, My Wax Plant Won’t Flower Wax plants are lovely foliage plants that can be trained to a trellis or allowed to dangle. These exciting plants have glorious thick, shiny leaves that lead us to its common name. In good conditions, Hoya plants produce clusters of starry flowers, some of which have a sweet scent. Hoya plants need to be

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