HOYA CARNOSA - plant generic
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HOYA CARNOSA - info

The Hoya carnosa is known in Italy under the common name of wax flower.

In its natural habitat lives among the vegetation on the trees, sometimes only with a little roots anchored to the branches in jungles and tropical forests.

Generally needs a very humid environment with frequent rains and temperatures above 15 degrees with a fast evaporation of the water, especially near the roots.

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Light
A lot of light. No direct sun.
Recommended temperature
Greater than 15 °C
Watering
Wait until the ground is dry. To make sure scrape and probe with your fingers a couple of centimetres below the surface of the ground.
Name
In the EIGHTEENTH century, the botanist Robert Brown was the named in honor of his friend Thomas Hoy who was the gardener of the duke of Northumberland.
Origin
South-east Asia, Australia, Polynesia
Family
Asclepiadaceae