Hoya Caudata Sumatra
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Hoya Caudata Sumatra

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.
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering.

Introduction

The Hoya Caudata Sumatra is known for it’s stunning furry pink blooms.

See also: Hoya Sunrise, Hoya Callistophylla Care, Hoya Chelsea, Hoya Curtisii, Hoya Burtoniae, Hoya Krohniana.

Light Needs

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.

Fertilizer

You can use a well diluted feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer months.

Soil

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.

Humidity

60% or more is ideal. They like humidity, although will tolerate less.

Temperature

Aim for 15-28°C (59-82°F) during the day and above freezing at night.

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.

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.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Hoya Sunrise, Hoya Callistophylla Care, Hoya Chelsea, Hoya Curtisii, Hoya Burtoniae, Hoya Krohniana.

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