Is Hoya Toxic to Cats?

Is hoya toxic to cats?

Is hoya toxic to cats?

Hoya (wax plant) is non-toxic to cats.

What is hoya?

  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Botanical name: Hoya spp.
  • Common names: Wax plant, Wax flower, Porcelain flower, Hindu rope plant
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to cats
  • Toxic parts: None
  • Severity:
  • Toxic principle:

Hoya is a genus of 200-300 evergreen epiphyte vines native to Asia and Australia. Its common name Wax Plant is due to its thick waxy leaves. The fragrant porcelain-like flowers grow in star-shaped clusters known as an umbel.

Growing methods include as indoor plants in pots, outside the plant can climb up trellis or trees.

Common species

  • Hoya carnosa
  • Hoya Kerrii
  • Hoya brevialata
  • Hoya multiflora
  • Hoya Australis

Read more