Hoya bella

Hoya bella

Wax flower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hoya bella
  • Common name: Wax flower
  • Family: Asclepiadaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Known as the wax flower, Hoya is a genus of plants native to Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands. Hoya lanceolata ssp. bella (syn. Hoya bella) is a bushy perennial, bearing clusters of sweetly scented white flowers with purple centres.  It’s ideal for growing in a hanging basket in the greenhouse or conservatory, and needs a minimum temperature of 10°C to thrive.

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For best results, grow Hoya bella in containers of compost with added bark, and spray with water regularly to increase humidity. Water freely and feed monthly when in growth. Reduce watering in winter but keep the compost moist.

How to grow Hoya bella

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Plant care: Avoid strong sunlight

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Hoya bella and wildlife

Hoya bella has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hoya bella poisonous?

Hoya bella has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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