Hoya Wayetii Plant Facts

FamilyDogbane or Apocynaceae
Botanical NameHoya Wayetii
Plant Common NameWax Plant, Wax Flower, Porcelain Flower
Light RequirementsBright, filtered light from dawn to dusk is ideal.
Water RequirementsProvide your Hoya Wayetii with a thorough watering whenever the soil mix is almost dry.
Soil RequirementsThe Hoya Wayetii is an epiphyte; that’s why it requires a well-draining soil mix. A mixture of coarse potting soil and bark with a big percentage of perlite is ideal.
Fertilizer RequirementsGenerally, Hoyas, which include Hoya Wayetii like a high nitrogen plant feed, which promotes vigorous foliage growth.
Temperature RequirementsHoya Wayetii is a tropical plant, which is why it likes daytime temperatures between 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. But nighttime temperatures must not drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Humidity RequirementsCompared to most kinds of Hoya, the Hoya Wayetii likes very humid conditions. If you can keep a humidity level of 60% to 80%, your plant will be pleased.
SizeHoya Wayetii is a growing plant that has a trailing growth habit. Individual tendrils can grow to be around 36 inches long. 
Foliage ColorThe succulent leaves are green in color, with the borders becoming brownish in bright light. 
Cold HardyHoya Wayetii is winter hardy in USDA hardiness zone 11. 
PropagationThrough stem cuttings in soil, water, and the air layering method.
ToxicityHoya Wayetii is not toxic to humans and pets, but it’s best to keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Pot RequirementsUse hanging baskets, containers, or pots with drainage holes at the base.
Pruning RequirementsPrune the unhealthy and older foliage to improve the health and display of your Hoya Wayetii.
Growth ZoneHoya Wayetii plants are hardy in USDA growth zone 11, which is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Common ProblemsRoot rot and mealybug infestation are mainly caused by bad air circulation, plants not receiving enough light, and overwatering plants.
PestsThe most common pests for Hoya Wayetii plants are fungus gnats and mealybugs.
Where to BuyYou can buy Hoya Wayetii in your local nurseries or online stores like Amazon.