Hoya compacta growing succulent vine of the genus Hoya also known as Waxflower or Hoya carnosa Compacta, Hoya compacta perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant houseplant, can grow in tropics, subtropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves color green some cultivars are variegated with white green leaves, the leaves fleshy and waxy in heart shape but the leaves are twisted and create unique structure.
Hoya compacta flowers
Flower fragrant color pink, the flower is waxy in a star shape with little star in the middle, the flowers grow in inflorescence the shape can be umbel to ball shape.
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Requirements for Hoya compacta growing and care:
Frost free, trellising, well-drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (very hard to find seeds)
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn (not in cold winter area)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Better to cut only the leaves
Size of the plant:
50-150 cm, 20-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade for flower in light
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes better to hang from the ceiling or somewhere high
Spring / Summer / Autumn (rarely)
General information about the flower
Pink star shape with little star in the middle flower is waxy, the flowers grow in inflorescence the shape can be umbel to ball shape
Hoya carnosa Compacta