A climbing trellis plant the Hoya Carnosa is ideal for beginners and makes a great addition to a bathroom or kitchen. One of the more common members of the Hoya family, the Carnosa has deep green almost round, almond-shaped leaves and given the right care will develop cream-colored tiny star-shaped flowers that grow in clusters. Hoya’s are also called wax plants! This is due to their semi-succulent thick leaves that appear to be made of wax.
Hoya’s grow little stick appendages from their vines called “peduncles”. They may look dry or even brown but they shouldn’t be trimmed from the plant. It's important to continue your routine when these appear as this is where the flowers will bloom from!
Grow Pot Size: 4”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 5-7”
Plant Care Level: Medium
One of the more common members of the Hoya family, the Carnosa has deep green almost round, almond-shaped leaves and given the right care will develop cream-colored tiny star-shaped flowers that grow in clusters.
Hoya ‘Carnosa’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant
Binomial Name: Hoya carnosa
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright indirect to filtered bright light
Water: Allow soil to dry completely
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Hoya ‘Carnosa’ Story
Where is it from?
Asia and Australia
Who is the Hoya ‘Carnosa’?
The Hoya Carnosa is a fairly forgiving plant when it comes to neglect. It does prefer to have the soil dry out in between watering due to its succulent nature.
Good For You!
Sleep? We love Hoyas in the bedroom! With their long vining habit, it creates the perfect relaxing mood.
Breath? The Hoya plant is air-purifying.
Is the Hoya Carnosa the right plant for me?
The Hoya Carosa is fairly easy to care for. Although, the watering schedule and consistency is the hardest part of caring for this plant. Place your plant in a location with bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight - this will solve your watering issues and prevent any problems along the way.
Pet Friendly: Yes, the Hoya is pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: Hoyas love humidity so they would be a great addition to your bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom.