Hoya pachyclada, Wax plant

Hoya pachyclada

Wax plant
Family: Apocynaceae    (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Thailand
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSemi-shadeShadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

The leaves are large and dark green, with a waxy coating that gives it a glossy sheen. As a groundcover and low-growing plant, this variety will usually cover about 2ft in height. Wax plant is native to Thailand and is a fast-growing plant. It does not require a lot of maintenance and will provide lush growth for many years.

Hoya pachyclada (Wax plant) is not picky about weather conditions and does well in both shade and semi-shade. The wax plant prefers moderate water and is able to tolerate periods of drought. The waxy leaves give it an ornamental foliage that can add a touch of green to any garden. The off-white flowers are fragrant and attract both butterflies and hummingbirds.

This plant is hardy in the USDA Zone 9-11. People living in colder climates may want to consider planting this wax plant in a pot and bringing it indoors during the winter. Although it is not overly demanding in terms of water, soil and light, it is important to make sure that the wax plant is given the right amount of water and that the soil doesn't become too dry. A light fertilizer can also help to keep this plant looking lush.

Overall, Hoya pachyclada is a sturdy and beautiful plant that can liven up any garden. It is relatively low-maintenance and can bring about a wealth of beauty with its waxy leaves and white, off-white flowers. Not only is this variety quite attractive, but it also helps to attract pollinators as well.

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