Hoya Shepherdell Collection #54
If you remember a vine creeping around your grandmother’s kitchen, chances are it was a Hoya plant. This tropical indoor plant — often called a “Wax plant” due to its thick waxy leaves — is a classic because it lives forever, grows to be enormous, and creates beautiful, porcelain-like fragrant flower clusters (it’s also often called “Porcelain flower”).
Hoya Shepherdell is a compact hoya with narrow and closely spaced foliage up to 8cm long on cascasding stems. During the warm months, it grows flower clusters amongst the leaves.
As a flowering house plant, Hoya Shepherdell grows sweetly-fragrant, 1.2cm fragrant flowers in small clusters. Its fast growing nature makes it a perfect trailing plant for hanging baskets, ladder and bench top decorative piece.
Although the Hoyas are non-toxic to cats or dogs, they can still make them sick. Large consumption of Hoya leaves can make cats or dogs vomit.
Size (Can grow to)
Grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
Semi-tropical, must be undercover in frost areas or wintered indoors.
Partial to heavy shade in a well-sheltered position.
Keep dryer in winter and moist in warmer months.