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Botanical name: Hoya carnosa
Common name: hoya, wax plant, wax flower
Native range: Eastern Asia, Australia
Toxicity: non-toxic to cats and dogs, toxic (not poisonous) to humans with latex allergies.
Brigh, indirect light — full sun indoors
Well draining, open soil
Water thoroughly but allow to dry out well between waterings, water sparingly during winter
Mist frequently in warmer weather
Liquid fertilise every 2-3 weeks during the active growing period, especially when flowering
Most suitable location: North / north-east / west facings are preferable for hoya as they require warmth, some direct sun tolerated. If placing in a west-facing window that gets direct afternoon sun use a sheer curtain to prevent foliage damage.
Notes: Produces clusters of star-shaped waxy flowers in late spring and early summer. Hoyas Ned to be tight in their pot and should only be repotted arpprox. every 2-3 years. Warmth and pot-boundedness is required for flowering. Hoyas must be fertilised during flowering period to ensure blooms are fulfilled.