A simple but thorough guide to hoya aldrichii, we cover all you need to know…
Hoya Aldrichii Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check the soil once a week, water when it’s completely dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Other names:||Christmas Island Waxvine|
|Common issues:||Yellow and browning leaves.|
Hoya aldrichii is originally from Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. Its an epiphytic vining plant, known for its pink flowers.
Tip: we recommend Etsy for buying plants. Look for the best rated seller you can, and try to buy as close to your home as possible so the plant does not travel too far.
Bright indirect sunlight is best, avoid direct sun especially at midday.
How Often To Water A Hoya Aldrichii
Check the soil once a week with your finger and water when it’s completely dry.
Tip: make sure you do not water the plant until the soil is completely dry all the way down, as the biggest killer of hoyas is root rot. If in doubt, underwater it!
A balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer.
Hoya Aldrichii Soil
Give your hoya aldrichii a mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark. They do not grow in soil in the wild, they grow up in trees in the bark, and you want to replicate this as best you can in the home with a bark based medium. For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.
When To Repot
Take your plant out of it’s pot a check it yearly, if the roots are starting to get crowded you can repot them up a size. The best time to do this is in spring.
Hoya Aldrichii Humidity
60% is a good humidity to aim for, you’ll need to up the humidity in most homes. A pebble tray of water under the plant is great for this.
Your hoya will be ok in normal household temperatures. 15-28°C (59-82°F) is ideal.
How To Propagate Hoya Aldrichii
Take a cutting with 3 to 5 nodes. Strip the leaves from the bottom nodes but make sure you still have leaves on the top o the cutting.
Put the cuttings in a jar of filtered tap water so the leaves are out of the water (as they can cause the water to turn cloudy and rot the cutting). The lower nodes need to be in the water.
It can take between 4 to 8 weeks to grow good sized roots, then you can pot them up in to a good hoya soil mix.
While you are propagating them, keep them in medium indirect sunlight, warm and humid.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
Hoya are not toxic to cats and dogs.
Hoya Aldrichii Flower
The Aldrichii’s flower is a beautiful half ball of light pink flowers with dark pink raspberry enters.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Christmas Island Waxvine
FAQs And Common Problems
Yellow and browning leaves from over watering are common issues. Do not let these plants sit in wet soil, water them only when they dry out and make sure they are in a well draining medium.
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