Hoya, also known as wax flower, are whimsical tropical plants that grow in a wide variety of forms.
Our Hoya collection at Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar is normally kept in a protective greenhouse that controls temperature and humidity. We have displayed the collection of wax flower outside in the shade garden for better viewing. The tropical genus Hoya is a vine with thick waxy leaves and succulent stems.
Grown in hanging baskets they send long vines towards the ground with adventitious roots searching for something to latch onto. The leaf shape, color, and size all differ greatly between the many species of Hoya. The fragrant flowers dangle overhead displaying flowers of many shapes and colors.
Plan to see the Hoya collection before they are moved back to the greenhouse when temperatures begin to drop.