An unusual alternative to the common white wax plant, this species grows very well and fast. It has green leaves with splashes of silver. The silver marks on the leaves turn pinkish-silver when exposed with more light and sun. The flowers are fragrant and are similar to Hoya carnosa, but the white is traded for a rich maroon color with a pink center. It has the same delicate chocolatey fragrance.
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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