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Hoya carnosa - Wax Vine

The flowers of the Wax Vine look like they are fake, almost as if they were glued on. Hoya carnosa survives temperature dips into the high 20°'s. If you can bring your plant indoors or are lucky enough to have frost free winters Hoya carnosa is a must have for your garden. Hoya carnosa is slow growing but can get to 20 feet or more with consistently good conditions. The biggest flaw is that the leaves hold a long time and when damaged they show it for most of a year. Hoya carnosa blooms in summer and Fall. I have grown it in pretty dark conditions and still gotten blooms and on a lucky year kept it growing in my yard in spite of my usually frosty conditions.

Hoya carnosa, Wax Vine

Creamy white flowers and foliage of Hoya carnosa - Wax Vine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.