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Hoya Pubicalyx

Hoya Pubicalyx

Regular price $14.00 CAD
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Hoya Pubicalyx, commonly known as the Wax Plant, is a stunning vining beauty that brings tropical elegance to your home. Known for its waxy, star-shaped flowers and variegated foliage, this hoya plant is a true conversation starter. Native to the Philippines, it's cherished by plant enthusiasts for its unique appearance and low-maintenance nature.

Key Features

  • Scientific Name: Hoya pubicalyx
  • Common Name: Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
  • Origin: Philippines
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Cultural Significance: Symbolizes protection and good fortune in some Asian cultures

Benefits of the Hoya Pubicalyx

  1. Unique Blooms: Produces clusters of star-shaped, waxy flowers with a sweet fragrance.
  2. Air-Purifying Properties: This air purifying plant helps improve indoor air quality by filtering out common pollutants.
  3. Low Maintenance: This easy care plant is ideal for busy plant owners or those new to houseplants.
  4. Versatile Growth: Can be grown as a hanging plant or trained to climb.

Care Instructions

  • Watering: Allow soil to dry between waterings. Water thoroughly when top 2 inches of soil feel dry.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Can tolerate some direct morning sun.
  • Soil: Well-draining, airy potting mix. Add perlite or orchid bark for improved drainage.
  • Temperature: 60-80°F (15-27°C). Protect from cold drafts.
  • Humidity: Enjoys higher humidity but adapts to average home conditions.
  • Fertilizer: Feed monthly during growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

Size and Growth

  • Mature Size: Vines can grow up to 10-20 feet long with proper support.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate, with faster growth in ideal conditions.
  • Current Size: Sold in 4-inch pot, approximately 8-10 inches long.


Perfect for hanging baskets, trellises, or as a climbing plant. Ideal for homes, offices, and even bathrooms due to its humidity tolerance. Its compact growth makes it suitable for smaller spaces.

Customer Reviews

"My Hoya Pubicalyx is thriving and even bloomed! The flowers are simply magical." - Emily R.

"Love how easy this plant is to care for. The variegated leaves are stunning!" - Alex T.

Shipping and Arrival Care

  • Plants are securely packaged to ensure safe arrival.
  • Upon receipt, unpack immediately and place in a suitable location.
  • Wait 2-3 days before watering to allow the plant to adjust to its new environment.


Easily propagate by taking stem cuttings with at least two leaf nodes. Root in water or moist soil.

Common Issues

  • Yellow leaves may indicate overwatering. Ensure proper drainage and adjust watering schedule.
  • Lack of blooms could be due to insufficient light. Move to a brighter location if needed.
  • Watch for pests like mealybugs. Treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil if detected.

The Ultimate Hoya Growing Guide: Tips and Care Information

Note on Appearance

Photographs are representative of the species. Individual plants may vary in leaf variegation patterns and vine length, contributing to their unique charm. Flowers typically appear on mature plants under optimal conditions.

Sun: Indirect

Place them away from direct sunlight, but they can tolerate early morning or late evening sun. Optimal conditions involve filtered sunlight through sheer curtains, as most homes naturally provide indirect sunlight. The ideal location ensures they receive bright, indirect light without direct sun exposure for the majority of the day.

Light: Medium - Low

Thriving in medium to bright light, Hoya Pubicalyx also exhibits tolerance for low-light conditions. Optimal placement includes the middle of a room with a standard-sized window, allowing flexibility in positioning within the space. Keep in mind that the growth of these plants is influenced by the amount of light they receive, offering versatility in their adaptable nature. 🌞🌿

Water: When fully dry

They prefer the soil to thoroughly dry out before the next watering, typically around 4 weeks in a standard home setting. The duration may vary based on seasonal changes, your specific environment, and lighting conditions. However, it's generally safer to underwater than to overwater, so water when you observe signs of dryness.

Humidity: Any

They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.

Pet Friendly: Yes

You can confidently incorporate this plant into your home, even in scenarios where your pet might be tempted to nibble on it. Nevertheless, as a general precaution, we advise against allowing pets to consume any houseplants.

Pro Tip

For optimal growth, let the soil dry slightly between waterings and place your Hoya Pubicalyx in a hanging basket to showcase its elegant cascading vines.

Delivery Policy for Plant Condition

"I have only received part of my order. What to do?

No worries if you've only got part of your order! Our plants come from different nurseries and might arrive in separate shipments, typically 1-2 days apart. It's all part of ensuring your green friends reach you in top-notch condition!

If you do not receive the remaining packages within 48 hours contact support at

What is the Life Time Support?

Absolutely! Lifetime support means you can count on us whenever you have questions or uncertainties about your plant. Whether you're puzzled by its behavior or just want to ensure it's thriving, we're here for you. Connect with us on Instagram @mygreenscapeto or shoot us an email at

When it comes to our guarantee for plants shipped with standard or express, rest assured that we offer a 30-day happy healthy plant guarantee on all such shipments. This ensures that your plants are covered for 30 days after delivery, giving you peace of mind regarding their condition. If you have any concerns within this period, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

For further details, please visit our Local Delivery, Store Pickup, Standard Shipping Guide Page.

What to expect

Your plant will arrive in a standard nursery pot, typically 0.5" - 1" smaller than the stated size to seamlessly fit into your chosen decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are available for separate purchase.

Just like nature intended, each plant is unique, showcasing natural variations in size, shape, and characteristics. Our commitment is to deliver a plant that closely resembles the one featured on our website, matching your chosen size, and with the potential to thrive happily in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly! If you're pondering about ordering plants online, you're not alone. We've compiled the most frequently asked questions. Check out our FAQ section here for quick answers! Happy planting!

Size Guide

Choosing the right pot size for your plants can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to gardening. But fear not! Our pot sizes chart can help you find the perfect match for your plants, ensuring they have enough space to grow and thrive. With our guide, you'll be able to confidently choose the right pot size and plant variety for your gardening needs.

Plant Pot Size Guide.

Plant & Pot Size Chart
Extra Small 7-10 cm 2.5 - 3 inches
Small 11-12 cm 3.5 - 4 inches
Medium 14-17 cm 5 - 6 inches
Large 19-21 cm 8 - 10 inches
Extra Large 24-27 cm 12 - 14 inches

All sizes are specified in product details.

Your Complete Guide to Pot Sizes: What Size Should You Choose?

When selecting a pot for your plant, it's important to find the right size. But with all the different options out there, how do you know which one is best? We're here to help!

MyGreenscape's pot sizes chart is a great resource for finding your perfect fit. Our easy-to-read chart takes out all the guesswork and helps you quickly choose the right size for your plant.

Smaller pots are best for seedlings or small plants just starting out. These tend to be shallow but wide, allowing enough room for the roots of the young plant but not too much where they get overcrowded. Medium-sized pots are ideal when your plant has grown from its infancy and is ready for more space. These are deeper and wider than small pots, so that it can accommodate larger root systems - making sure your plant gets enough nourishment while still giving it breathing room. Large pots are top choice if you have an established plant in need of lots of space - think trees and large shrubs! The spacious depth and width allow plenty of room for deep root systems without struggling for air or light.

No matter what size you choose, MyGreenscape has got you covered, with our pot sizes chart guaranteeing you find the perfect fit every time!

Light Guide

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To prevent both under-watering and overwatering, use a well-draining potting mix and allow excess water to escape. Always check the soil moisture before adding more water to keep your plants thriving.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Shauna O.

Plant traveled well and is much bigger than I expected! Very happy with my purchase.

Lynn S.

I originally ordered 2 Hoyas, Hoya australis and Hoya pubicalyx. I picked up my order at the Richmond Hill outlet. I was well received and was given another small plant as a gift because I had travelled far to pick up the plants. When I got home and looked at the plants carefully, I realized that one was not what I had ordered. I called the office and explained the situation. After checking my order, it was realized that there had been an error. The correct plant was shipped to me at no charge. It arrived safely. I am now the proud owner of 3 Hoyas to add to my collection. I really appreciated the care and consideration for customer service that I received.