Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Caudata Sumatra, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…
Hoya Caudata Sumatra Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly to see if soil is dry, only water if soil is completely dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A well diluted feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer months.|
|Soil:||Equal parts cactus compost, perlite and orchid bark.|
|Humidity:||60% or more.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
The Hoya Caudata Sumatra is known for it’s stunning furry pink blooms, it will totally steal theshow when it blooms. They are native to Thailand and surrounding areas, and makes a great house plant the world over. They are fairly easy to flower (for a hoya) and can flower year round.
Bright indirect sunlight is ideal to encourage growth and blooming, as much as you can give it without direct sun. They will tolerate less but may grow slower.
How Often To Water Hoya Caudata Sumatra
Check them weekly to see if the soil is dry. Only water them if the soil is completely dry. They mustn’t sit in really wet soil as they can get root rot very easily. This is really important for a hoya like this, they like in tree bark in the wild and do not like sitting in wet soil. After watering, make sure all all excess water has drained away or is tipped out.
You can use a well diluted feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer months. It isn’t totally necessary but it will help to encourage growth.
Hoyas need a really well draining soil mix, I use equal parts cactus compost, perlite and orchid bark to try to replicate their epiphytic natural habitat. For more on what to buy or make your own hoya mix, see our guide here: Hoya Soil.
When to Repot Hoya Caudata Sumatra
Check the roots every now and again, and if they start to get crowded you can give them a bigger pot. They are fairly slow growing houseplants, so it will not be each year.
60% or more is ideal for the plant to thrive. They like humidity, although will tolerate less.
Tip: keep them humid if you can, 60% is ideal. You can buy a humidity meter (affiliate link) to keep an eye on maximum and minimum levels.
Aim for 15-28°C (59-82°F) during the day and above freezing at night. They are fairly tolerant to low temperatures.
How to Propagate Hoya Caudata Sumatra
They can be propagated with stem cuttings and rooted in soil, water or moss. Keep them well lit and humid for the best chance of success, and they should root well over the next two months, and can be potted up when they have a good root system.
Is It Toxic to Cats?
Hoya are not toxic to dogs and cats.
Hoya Caudata Sumatra Flower
It has beautiful half-balls of blooms like most hoyas, but these are covered in fine white hairs, they look absolutely stunning with fluffy white / light pink booms and raspberry centers.
Hoya Caudata Sumatra Vs Borneo
They are really, really similar, but the Borneo has more silver flecks on it, and smaller flowers.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Overwatering is a common problem which can cause yellowing leaves and other issues. Make sure it is in a well draining medium and you let it dry out before watering again.
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