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How to Grow Wax Flower: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

by Donna
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How to Grow Wax Flower: A Complete Guide


Wax flower (Chamelaucium) is a beautiful evergreen shrub with fragrant, pink or purple flowers. It’s a popular choice for gardens and homes, and it’s relatively easy to care for.

Growing Conditions

  • Sunlight: Wax flower prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: It needs well-drained, acidic soil.
  • Water: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
  • Humidity: Wax flower prefers a dry atmosphere.


  • Plant wax flower in a pot that’s two to three times the size of its original container.
  • Use a soil-based, peat-free potting compost with added grit or perlite for drainage.


  • Fertilizing: Feed your wax flower monthly with a general liquid fertilizer while it’s in flower.
  • Pruning: Trim as needed to maintain a balanced shape, immediately after flowering has finished.

Pests and Diseases

  • Wax flower is generally trouble-free, but it can be susceptible to root rot if the growing conditions are too moist.

Buying Wax Flower

  • Wax flower is an uncommon plant in the UK. It’s sometimes sold along with house plants or may be found in nurseries specializing in exotic and conservatory plants.
  • Always check plants for signs of pests and diseases before planting.


Wax flower is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that can add a touch of elegance to any home or garden. By following these tips, you can enjoy the beauty of wax flowers for years to come.

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