Hoya Bella Plant Facts

FamilyHoya Bella belongs to the Asclepiadaceae family.
Botanical NameHoya Lanceolata ssp. Bella
Scientific NameHoya Bella
Plant Common NameMiniature Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower, Wax Flower
Light RequirementsThis plant is a tropical hoya, which means it prefers gentle light. Put your plant where they will get bright, indirect light.
Water RequirementsThis plant likes watering throughout its growing season and less watering in its dormant days. In summer, water your Hoya Bella. Let the soil dry out a bit between watering and never water your plant when the soil is still soggy.
Soil RequirementsThis plant likes to grow in a high-quality soil mix. In particular, the soil should be well-draining, particularly if you’re growing the plant in a pot. Additionally, drainage holes will assist in draining the excess water.
Fertilizer RequirementsIt loves light fertilizers during its growing season. A well diluted balanced fertilizer is good. On the other hand, you should avoid feeding your plant during its dormant state in winter.
Temperature RequirementsThis plant likes cooler night temperatures. But temperatures below 41 degrees Fahrenheit will damage your Hoya Bella. So, keep the temperatures between 53 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal growth. The best range is between 71 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Humidity RequirementsIt loves high humidity, ranging from 40% to 60%.
SizeAs an indoor houseplant, expect its vines to grow out to around 2 to 3 feet. 
Foliage ColorThe leaves have no markings, and all its foliage is medium green in color.
PropagationThrough stem cutting, propagated in soil or water.
ToxicityIt doesn’t have any toxic effects. However, its sap may be irritating for pets and kids. So, you should wear gloves while making cuttings.
Pot RequirementsIt is perfect for hanging pots.
Pruning RequirementsIt’s better to maintain the appearance and shape of your plant by carefully pruning them every once in a while.
Growth ZoneOutdoors, it can be grown in USDA Hardiness zone 10, 11, and 12.
Common ProblemsYellow leaves, falling leaves, wrinkled and shriveled leaves, fungus disease, and mold on soil.
PestsMealybugs, spider mites, fungus gnats, red spiders, snails, slugs, and grasshoppers.