Wax Plant Plant Features
If you're looking for an exotic indoor plant that's very easy to grow, take a look at wax plant. This unique houseplant is a vine (but don't worry; it's not a fast-growing one!) that has thick, waxy leaves and clusters of star-shaped waxy flowers. It's among the most tolerant of all houseplants.
Wax plant is often sold in hanging baskets, but its lanky stems will trail from tall containers such as urns, too. Or, if you want to grow it upright, supply a trellis or totem and let wax plant supply vertical interest to your home or office.
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Wax Plant Growing Instructions
Grow wax plant in low, medium, or bright light. It tolerates low and medium light, but doesn't typically bloom in these conditions. Like most flowering houseplants, the more light wax plant gets, the more flowers it will produce.
Water wax plant when the potting mix dries out. Don't worry if you forget to water it once or twice --- wax plant doesn't mind. It thick leaves and stems help the plant store water for cases just like that.
Wax plant doesn't require a lot of fertilizer, but you can fertilize your wax plant if you want it to bloom better. Use any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer and follow the directions on the packaging.
Note: Wax plant is not meant for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Low water needs
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Wax Plant with these varieties:
Dog tail cactus is an interesting and lovely accent to wax plant.
Pothos is exceptionally easy to grow and is a lovely houseplant companion for wax plant.
Varieties: Our Favorites
One of the smallest wax plants, bilobata has little green leaves often flushed with red. This flowering houseplant has little clusters of reddish-purple flowers on and off throughout the year.Exotic Angel
Showing off rounded leaves, brevialata wax plant also has charming red-and-white flowers that are fragrant.Exotic Angel
Lovely for its foliage, fishtail wax plant has lovely fan-shaped leaves. If it gets enough light, it can produce fragrant red-and-white flowers.Exotic Angel
Linear wax plant is an unusual houseplant with grassy leaves and clusters of fragrant yellow-and-white flowers.Exotic Angel
Mini waxleaf has small, shiny leaves and wonderfully fragrant white flowers.Exotic Angel
We love narrow-leaf wax plant's fun texture; the long, narrow leaves are fun!Exotic Angel
Hoya carnosa 'Crispa'
Among the most unique houseplants, rope plant has curled, contorted leaves all along the stem, almost making the plant look like it's a braided rope. If it sees enough light, it will produce reddish fragrant flowers.Exotic Angel
Sometimes also called string-bean plant, Shamapry has long narrow leaves that do, indeed, look like beans. It's a fun one!Exotic Angel
One of the most dramatic flowering houseplants, shooting stars produces clusters of fragrant, star-shaped white flowers.Exotic Angel
Offering fun variegated foliage, Stripes wax plant has little leaves with a great texture.Exotic Angel
Hoya carnosa 'Variegata'
This easy to grow houseplant has green leaves variegated with white and pink. It's wonderfully charming in a window!Exotic Angel
Hoya carnosa 'Crispa Variegata'
One of the most unusual wax plants, this variety has tight, curled and twisted leaves that are variegated with golden yellow.Exotic Angel
Hoya carnosa 'Regalis'
An interesting flowering houseplant, this variety has twisted leaves variegated with cream and can produce fragrant reddish-pink flowers.Exotic Angel
Hoya carnosa 'Rubra'
A fun flowering houseplant, this variegated wax plant has cream-splashed leaves and reddish-purple stems.Exotic Angel
Hoya lanceolata 'Variegata'
Variegated waxleaf wax plant is a charming small variety with dark green leaves flecked in silvery white. Its white flowers have a sweet fragrance.Exotic Angel