Strawberries & Cream Wax Plant - Hoya carnosa
Hoya carnosa is one of 100 species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. The this easy to grow houseplant Hoya carnosa was named for Thomas Hoym, gardener to the Duke of Northumberland at the end of the 18th century.
Blooming Time: Summer: Clusters of attractive, star shaped, pink-white blossoms are produced in summer. The delicate flowers appear to be made of porcelain and are truly unique.
Culture: Hoya carnosa does best in at least 4 hours of bright indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight. Night temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees and day temperatures of 70 degrees or higher are optimal. Water freely during flowering but allow the soil to become almost dry between waterings when the plants are not rapidly growing. Fertilize every 2 months in spring and summer. Do not remove the leafless spurs or stubs, on which new flowers appear every year.
Propagation: Hoya carnosa can be propagated at anytime by air layering or by stem cuttings. A portion of the stem including one or more pairs of leaves will quickly produce roots in water or damp sand.
Love Hirts Gardens I love Hirts Gardens. They always treat the plants with such care. I ordered my plants in the middle of febuary to be shipped to Colorado. They arrived in 3 days packaged in packing peanuts and heat packs, with no damage, or even signs of stress! They were suprisingly well rooted for such young plants. I would highly recommend Hirts Gardens to anyone who loves plants, green thumb or not....more info
Surprised Plant is beautiful and healthy; but, does not look like picture shown. It looks like I bought the hanging basket instead of a planter....more info
Very satisfied Strawberries and Cream Wax Plant
The plant is easy to care for and is beautiful just for its overall shape. The flowers are heavenly. The plant appears healthy. I am very satisfied with my purchase. ...more info
LOVE THIS PLANT.. THIS ARRIVED IN GREAT CONDITION WITH NO STRESS AND WAS NOT DRY.THE PLANT IS VERY HEALTHY.I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL IT BLOOMS,IF IT TAKES A LONG TIME THAT IS O.K. TO,ALL I HAVE IS TIME!!!I AM THINKING OF ORDERING ANOTHER.THANKS HIRTS!!!!I WILL BE PLACING ANOTHER ORDER SOON.
Strawberries & Cream Wax Plant I have had the wax plant for over 30 years and have found that it blooms profusly when it is root bound and kept in a sunny location in the house. It doesn't like to be moved. I have given away many starts and those who have received the gift have also been pleased. It will take awhile for it to become rootbound in order to bloom, but the results are well worth it.
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Strawberries & Cream Hoya
This item arrived fron Hirt's Gardens in a very short time and was in excellent shape. I think there were 5 plants in a 4" pot and they are beautiful....more info
Received in excellent condition! Received my Hoya plant in excellent condition, and in very good timing - just a very few days. There were several plants in the 4" pot not just one. I have checked with quite a few stores & nurseries here in
Texas & have been unable to locate the plant. Most of the places I had to explain what a Hoya plant was. I am very satisfied with this sale & would highly recommend other purchasers....more info
waiting for flowers I can't wait for this plant to bloom. I really hope that it does not take years. I just repotted it yesterday and am really happy with how well it traveled. I just hope that I am a good enough gardner to get it to grow....more info
Internet plants, how do they grow? Well, first let me start with how well Hirts Nursery did in shipping my 3 plants. I ordered a Strawberries & Cream Wax plant, one Yellow Crown of Thorn plant and one Yellow Xmas Cactus plant. They all came together in one box with an instant heat pak. And packed so that the dirt in their pots would not fall out. They had to travel across the country to the Pacific Northwest in February. Excellent job Hirts! All three were what I expected. I did not find any pest on them and kept them away from other plants for a few weeks just in case. And I did not expect any blooms. Hopefully that will come later. They are still in the same pots but ALL have new growth waiting to be repotted, as we are into May. Yes, I would order from Hirts again. Thank you Amazon and Hirts for an excellent experience in ordering online for plants! Linda B. Washington*
pretty in pink This is a beautiful plant. I am happy with it and hope it takes off as well as the previous person's.
Great deal There were 4 healthy, well-rooted plants in my pot. They were easy to separate, so now I got 4 plants for the price of one. The pot was big enough so that I could have left the plants in it, too.
The packaging was very good, there was no damage on either plants or pot.
I'm very happy with this purchase. ...more info
pretty plant I really like the plant this flower is suppose to be on. What do I mean, well I have had this plant about a year and it still has not bloomed. The plant is very pretty like I said and easy to care for and has grown well, just no flowers....more info
Nothing like the picture (again) The plant I got is pretty nice, but somehow I got the impression (from the picture maybe?) that it had flowers, but mine doesn't!...more info
a pretty and healthy plant I have had this for just under a month and it has definitely filled in and there is alot of new growth. There aren't any flowers yet but some of the leaves have come in with very striking deep pink tones. I also planted a start that fell off of the plant and it seems to be doing fairly well. I am definitely happy with the purchase and hope that the flowers are half as striking as the picture....more info