The geraldton waxplant chamelaucium uncinatum in the myrtle family from australia is a heathlike shrub with waxy white pink or lilac flowers. The only bright spot in these flowers comes from a tiny bit of yellow at the center flanked with hints of a deep pink hue.
Plants sometimes called wax flower include anthurium and stephanotis.
Wax flower plant. Wax plants are known by many other names such as wax plants wax flowers indian rope plants porcelain flowers hoya carnosa and honey plants. Their name was given by botanist robert brown honoring thomas hoy botanist and his friend. It gives its name to a number of closely related genera collectively known as the chamelaucium alliance within the family myrtaceae.
René louiche desfontaines a french botanist first discovered this specie of plant in 1819 however to this day the source of the name remains unclear. Hoya commonly known by the names wax plant wax vine waxflower or simply hoya is a genus of tropical plants in the apocynaceae family covering about 200 300 species. The waxy green leaves of this hoya plant are round in shape and grow rapidly along the extending vines.
Hoya carnosa is also commonly called wax plant because its leaves and flowers look like a carved from wax. It is one of the many species of hoya that are native to eastern asia and australia. Fourteen species are currently acknowledged within the genus.
Its flowers have a greenish tint and appear to be furry or fuzzy. Origins of the wax flower. As part of the xeriscape or drought tolerant garden this perennial can t be beat for consistent bloom ease of care and tolerant nature.
They are now more commonly known as wax plants or wax flowers due to the slight waxy feel of the petals. Larger members include verticordia calytrix darwinia micromyrtus thryptomene and baeckea. Genus hoya are evergreen perennials often twining climbers with simple leathery leaves and often fragrant flowers with 5 spreading waxy petals followed by slender spindle shaped pods contained small seeds in copious silky floss.
Found in the himalayas the green wax plant is a rapid growing vine. Fourteen species are currently recognised within the genus. Waxflower plants are native to australia and make excellent border plants in the hot dry regions of north america.
Hoya carnosa the porcelainflower or wax plant is an asclepiad species of flowering plant in the dogbane family apocynaceae. It is grown well in pots and hanging baskets. This plant has been named cinnamomifolia due to the similarity between its leaves and those of the ceylon cinnamon plant.
Hoya plants can be grown in usda hardiness. It is a common house plant grown for its attractive waxy foliage and sweetly scented flowers. It originates from java an indonesian island.
Otherwise the rest of the flower tends to be cream to pale green in coloration. Hoya carnosa is a member of the apocynaceae family. While the flowers on this variety may be somewhat underwhelming the foliage is lush and abundant.
They are commonly known as waxplants or wax flowers from the waxy feel of the petals.