Hoya Curtisii
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Hoya Curtisii

Welcome to our care guide to the Hoya Curtisii…

Hoya Curtisii Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, only water if soil is 100% dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark. 
Humidity:50-60%.
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering, root rot.

Introduction

The hoya curtisii is an easy to grow hoya, originally from Southeast Asia, but now all around the globe as houseplant, known for its small and pretty silver speckled leaves.

See also: Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Rebecca, Hoya Compacta, Hoya Lacunosa, Hoya Kentiana, Hoya Linearis, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight.

Hoya Curtisii Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best. Give it some direct sun light to encourage flowering. They are ok with less light but may bloom less.

Tip: keep it humid and give it plenty of light and it should thrive.

How Often to Water

Check the plant each week but only water it if the soil is totally dry. They really do not like to sit in soggy wet soil. Tip out any excess after watering.

Fertilizer

Feed it a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer which will encourage growth and flowering.

Soil

Use a mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark. They need a chunky and very well draining potting medium, and should not sit in heavy soil.

For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.

When To Repot

Hoyas do not mind being a bit pot bound, but check them each year at Easter time and give them a new pot if the roots are crowded.

Hoya Curtisii Humidity

50-60% is ideal. They do best in this range, so get a humidity meter and monitor them in the drier months when you may need to mist them.

Temperature

15-28°C (59-82°F) is the best range to aim for. They will do well in most homes, and will be ok if the temperature drops ore than this at night.

Hoya Curtisii Flower

The blooms of hoya curtisii have a citrus smell to them, the flowers are really intricate half moon crescents.

Hoya Curtisii Propagation

You can propagate hoya curtisii easily using sphagnum moss, follow these steps:

  • Take a cutting with at least 3 nodes (the joint where the leaves grow from)
  • Take the leaves from the bottom two nodes and keep them on the top one.
  • Plant the cuttings in moist sphagnum moss with the naked nodes under the surface and the leaves over the top.
  • Keep it humid, warm and well lit (but no direct sun) until it roots. You can put it in a plastic bag to help with the humidity, just refresh the air every couple of days to avoid rot).
Hoya Curtisii Flower
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Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Over watering is a big issue for hoyas, they hate to sit it in soggy wet soil. Be careful!

Why Is My Hoya Curtisii Yellowing?

The most common reason for yellowing is root rot from over watering. Hoyas must be in a really well draining bark based soil mix and allowed to dry out before watering again.

How Fast Does Hoya Curtisii Grow?

Hoya curtisii is fast growing for a hoya as long as you don’t overwater it and give it plenty of indirect sun light. However it is slower growing that most aroids.

Is Hoya Curtisii Toxic To Cats?

Hoya curtisii is not toxic to cats (source).

Hoya Curtisii Vs String Of Hearts

The hoya curtisii and strong of hearsts and separate plants but can look similar fomr afar. They both have silvery green and dark green leaves. You can easily tell the difference as the SOH has a boarder aroud the end of the leaves but the curtisii does not.

Hoya Curtisii Vs Krohniana

These are really similar hoyas and if they are not flowering it is difficult to tell them apart , but the curtisii has longer points at the end of its leaves.

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