Wax plant is a vining succulent that can grow up to 20' or more in the wild, but in cultivation 6-12' is more realistic. The leaves are smooth, thick and fleshy, a rich deep green, and paired on opposite sides along the stems. Twenty or more tiny, white and pink, star-shaped flowers bloom in pendulous convex clusters (umbels) that measure up to 3" across. The leaves and the flowers are often described as "waxy," hence the common name wax plant. The flowers are quite fragrant, especially in the evening when the delicate chocolaty scent wafts through the night air.
Wax plant can be planted in the ground in South Florida, but is most often used as a potted plant, especially in hanging baskets where the elegant vines can dangle down to display the flowers. In either case, it prefers partial shade. Ideally, this vine should be sited on the east-facing side of a house so that it can receive morning sun and afternoon shade. It prefers a moist, well-drained soil. As a houseplant it is extremely easy to maintain and can be placed in any room that receives bright light but no direct sun.
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