Waxflower. Porcelain Flower. Virtually indestructible, this is a very easy, eye-catching houseplant! The glossy green leaves are twisted to create a very interesting texture. The flowers are light pink with red centers and strongly fragrant.
Light: Bright, indirect light indoors. Outdoors, dappled shade is best. Hoyas make excellent house plants.
Water: Hoyas like consistently moist soil that is not waterlogged with a drier rest during the winter months.
Soil: A moist, well-drained mix with plenty of organic matter. Standard, peat-based mixes work well as long as they have some additional pumice or perlite mixed in to make it fluffier.
Fertilizer: During active growth, fertilizer is definitely beneficial. An all-purpose liquid or slow release fertilizer works well. If your plant is growing in a pot, it is good to make sure that micronutrients are included in the fertilizer. It is not advised to fertilize in the winter.
Hardiness: Zone 12, but most will be grown in containers indoors or under trees in the tropics.