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Heart-Shaped Hoya carnosa in Decorative Ceramic Pot

Wax Plant, Wax Flower

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

The perfect gift for Valentine's Day or Mother’s Day!

Interesting heart shaped form

Beautiful and unusual sweetly-scented flowers

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Description How to Grow Delivery

This cute little Hoya heart is the perfect Valentine’s gift for someone you love. Hoya carnosa is a vigorous evergreen vine with thick, leathery leaves that bears globular umbels of unusual, waxy, sweetly-scented flowers. The flowers unfold like little origami parcels, opening out into starry, five-petalled, porcelain-like white or pink blooms, intricately detailed with a tiny red eye. The blooms are night-scented and frequently form drops of glistening sweet nectar. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Maximum height: 120cm (47in). Spread: 100cm (39in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 120cm (47in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Tender Perennial


sun or semi shadedappled shade

Flowering Months

1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF3879)
2 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF4039)

Place Hoya carnosa in a very bright spot to encourage blooming, but avoid all day sunlight as this may scorch the leaves. Direct early morning or evening sunlight is ideal. Keep at 18-24C and avoid draughts. Allow the top half of the soil to dry out between watering, then water deeply and allow to drain thoroughly. Avoid overwatering, especially in winter. Hoya enjoys humidity such as that found in a kitchen or bathroom.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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