Beautiful Hoyas For Beginners

Welcome to the wonderful world of hoya collecting! Hoyas, also known as wax plants, are an incredibly diverse group of tropical climbing and trailing plants native to Southeast Asia and Australia. With their stunning, fragrant blooms and intriguing foliage, these easy-to-care-for plants have captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts worldwide. As a beginner, you'll find that starting your own hoya collection is not only an exciting journey into the realm of botanical beauty, but also an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the diverse species, cultivars, and growing habits that make these plants so alluring. So, let's embark on this horticultural adventure together and discover the joy of collecting and nurturing hoyas!

Hoya Australis Ssp. Tenuipes 'Lisa'

The Hoya australis 'Lisa' is a rather unusual plant that displays stunning hues of lime green, dark green, creamy yellow, ruby red, and soft peach. Although the varied hues are wonderful, the ease of maintenance is what sets this plant apart. Additionally, under the correct circumstances, this vining plant can produce stunning, aromatic clusters of white 'flowers'. This indoor plant provides a natural, watercolour-like item in your room that is truly a work of nature's art.

Hoya bella

Hoya bella is a dogbane family (Apocynaceae) vine epiphytic plant. It has lovely foliage and produces fragrant flowers. It’s a simple houseplant that works well in pots or a hanging basket.

From May to August, the plant has waxy leaves and clusters of small star-shaped white or pinkish-purple flowers. The flowers have a sweet fragrance, also known as the honey plant.

Hoya burmanica

Hoya burmanica is a succulent plant, featuring teardrop-shaped leaves tha are a dark green in color, sometimes with dark red variegated edges. These plants also put out pale pink lemon-scented blooms. This plant is considered rare, having only been discovered in 2019.

Many consider the Hoya burmanica to be a wild variant of Hoya polyneura. Unlike the Hoya polyneura, Hoya burmanica does not featur prominent veins; rather its leaves are more solidly colored and often feature dark spotting.

Hoya Carnosa 'Krimson Queen'

Hoya carnosa has many variegated cultivars, among which is the Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'. This variegated cultivar is also known as Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor', Hoya carnosa (Variegata), or just Hoya 'Krimson Queen'.

This climbing plant is indigenous to Southeast Asia and Australia and is best used for ornamental purposes. Indeed, Hoya carnosas will elegantly adorn your home in hanging baskets because they are epiphytic (meaning they grow upon trees and other supports). H. vcarnosa 'Krimson Queen' has leaves with pink and white edges that are variegated. These heart-shaped leaves can reach a length of 5 cm and are smooth and waxy.