Wax flowers (Hoya), also porcelain flowers mentioned, are one in that of the silk plant plants (Asclepiadoideae) within that of the dog poison plants (Apocynaceae).
Designated the plant kind is supposed after the English gardner Thomas Hoy.
Natural occurrences in the Indochina Pacific area, usually in the sheet roof of rain forests.
Hoyas are cultivated gladly as house plants.
In this country one is probably the Hoya carnosa the most well-known house plant of this kind.
Many kinds have hanging to winding impulses. An upright growing kind is for example H. multiflora.
Some kinds have sorts with white-multicolored (panaschierten) sheets. Examples: H. carnosa cv. "Tricolor" and H. bella cv. "Tricolor" and H. macrophylla cv. "Variegata".
Usually with Stecklingen or rarely with seeds.
Vermehrung by Stecklingen takes place best with at least one pair of sheets.
There is more than 200 Hoya kinds the following list represents only one part of all well-known Hoyas:
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