Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Archboldiana, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs.
Hoya Archboldiana Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, only water if soil is completely dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||Equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.|
|Humidity:||60% or more.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Overwatering and pests.|
Originally from Papua New Guinea, the Hoya Archboldiana is known for it’s spikey pink and purple, bell shaped hoya blooms.
Give them bright indirect sunlight to encourage growth and flowering.
How Often To Water Hoya Archboldiana
They get root easily so do not be tempted to overwater them, you must wait until the soil is completely dry all the way down before watering them again. Check them weekly.
Feed them a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer is ideal, do not feed in winter.
A good mix for a hoya is equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.
For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.
When to Repot Hoya Archboldiana
They grow quite slowly, but it’s a good idea to check them at Easter time and if the roots get crowded, give them a bigger pot.
Try to give them 60% or more, they thrive in higher humidities.
They will be fine in broad range, from 15-28°C (59-82°F), and above 0°C (32°F) in the winter.
How to Propagate Hoya Archboldiana
The Hoya Archboldiana can be propagated like any other hoya: take stem cuttings which are long enough to have a few nodes under the soil (with leaves removed) and a few above the soil with leaves on. Let them callous over for a day, then put them in soil to root. Keep it humid by putting it inside a bigger plastic box or plastic bag. It can take one to three months to root, so be patient. They will start to grow new leaves when they are rooted well.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Hoyas get overwatered a lot you must let the soil dry out before watering again and make sure it is a well draining mix. Keep an eye out for mealy bugs and aphids too.
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