Hoya linearis, Porcelain Flower

Hoya linearis

Porcelain Flower
Family: Apocynaceae    (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Nepal, China
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plant

Hoya linearis (Porcelain Flower) is a small plant native to Nepal and China. It likes semi-shaded areas and regular light watering. This potted plant is adorned with beautiful off-white or white flowers which are delicately fragrant. USDA zone hardiness zones 9-11 are suitable for growing this plant outdoors.

In cold areas, plant Hoya linearis in a container, as frost and cold weather can affect its growth. In this case, a well-aerated potting soil is best to hold adequate moisture but still let excess water pass through. Position your container somewhere bright but sheltered from direct sunlight and mist the foliage occasionally. Make sure to water your pot when the top 2 inches of soil becomes dry, but never to the point of soggy soil. With proper care, your Hoya linearis will be a joy in your home for many years to come.

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