Wax flowers, scientifically known as Hoya carnosa, are exquisite plants named for the wax or porcelain-like appearance of their blossoms, especially when not fully opened. Achieving a profusion of these charming flowers requires some care and attention.

Depending on its length, you can either let the wax flower dangle or train it as a climber, although the latter will need support.

To encourage flowering, place the wax flower in a location with ample light but avoid direct sunlight. Ideally, position it outdoors in a spot sheltered from direct sun rays but still bright.

The wax flower is sensitive to intense cold, so if you decide to cultivate it in colder regions, shield it from wind and frost.

Its oval, fleshy leaves are indicative of its water storage capacity. Despite this, regular watering in summer is recommended to promote flowering.

In winter, reduce watering frequency, allowing the soil surface to dry between waterings. Excessive water can lead to yellowing leaves.

The wax flower can reach several meters in height, depending on the pot size. A 30-centimeter pot is sufficient for a plant that can grow to 3 or 4 meters. Flowering begins when the roots are tightly packed.

Factors such as excessive heat (average temperatures of 30°C or higher), relocating the plant, drafts of cold air (like air conditioning), and water deficiency contribute to flower bud drop.

The plant won’t bloom without adequate nutrients, light, or humidity, and an oversized pot can also hinder flowering. By addressing these considerations, you can enjoy a spectacular display of wax flowers in your home or garden.