The scientific name of this indoor flower is Hoya Davidcummingii, but the common name is Wax Flower. The type of this plant is perennial, climbing, indoor. Overall, it is small compared with other varieties but has a higher growth rate. The plant lies on the stairs or bamboo bow.
As far as the light and the temperature are concerned, this plant loves the light, even a few hours of direct sun and in the absence of adequate light it may have some flourishing problems. During summer, when the sun is extremely powerful, the plant may be affected too. There can occur the risk to burn the leaves.
If you want to know about the flowers, the leaves and the fruits, here are some facts. The flowers are small, star pink-red velvet. Inflorescences are frequent and abundant plant produces flowers from spring until late fall. Basically in one year it produces 3 rows of flowers on the same stems.
For example, the plant can have 20 open blossoms from the first year of prosperity. The scent is sweet, with soft vanilla. The leaves are small, elongated and fleshy. Sap irritates skin.
This plant likes the light soil, allowing the ventilation of the roots. Do not use mixes of succulents to the plant, because it will stagnate or it will grow slowly. Pay attention also not to use large pots.
Watering is done when the land is dry. Water should not be used in too many quantities because it can rot and will cause the death of the plant. Watering disorders can lead to loss or damage to the flower.
This plant tolerates the dry air, but grows best at 60% RH and needs flowering stimulators NKP 7 or 10. It is relatively easy to multiply this indoor plant by cuttings during the warm year. It takes about 3-4 years of grow until there appear the first flowers.
Over winter, this flower keeps the light and the temperatures should be of 15-20 degrees.
If you want to know more about the diseases and the pests, take a look over the following rows.
This variety of flowers is prone to be attacked by woolly lice, which ends up with leaves armpits, branching nodes and the flower stems.
This is why you have to combat it with insecticide repeatedly. If you find lice in the flower development, do not add insecticide, because it will be harmful to the flowers.
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