Welcome to our guide to Hoya diptera care and propagation. The key is all about giving it the right soil mix and not overwatering it…
Hoya Diptera Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water it only when totally dry. Check once a week.|
|Fertilizer:||A well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A cactus mix mixed with the same volume of orchid mix.|
|Humidity:||50% or more.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Root rot from overwatering.|
Welcome to or guide to hoya diptera care and propagation. It is known for it’s thick green leaves and light yellowy green flowers.
Hoya Diptera Light Needs
Try to give your hoya diptera as much bright indirect sunlight without direct sun.
Tip: they like bright indirect light, give them as much as you can, a south facing window is ideal.
How Often To Water
Check the soil once a week with your finger and water it only when totally dry. Hoyas must not be allowed to sit in wet soil, they will get root really easily, as they grow in tree bark in the wild, not in earth. For the same reason make sure that no water is allowed to sit at the bottom of the pot after watering.
Hoya Diptera Fertilizer
Use a well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Hoyas can burn from strong fertilizer, so make sure you water it down.
A cactus soil mixed with the same amount of orchid compost is a good medium for a hoya. You must make sure that the medium does not hold on to water. For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.
When To Repot
Hoyas are ok to be a bit root bound, but check them yearly in spring and pot them up one size if the roots are crowded.
Hoya Diptera Humidity
50% or above is best. Get a humidity meter and keep and eye on the max and min settings, so you know when it gets too dry. They thrive in 50% or more.
15-28°C (59-82°F) is ideal. A hoya diptera should be fine in most homes.
Hoya Diptera Flower
The hoya diptera’s flower is yellow with a red dot in the middle. They form in round semi circular bunches much like other hoyas.
How To Propagate Hoya Diptera
Take stem cuttings and root them in water. You need to take leaves off the lower part of the cutting, and make sure you only have leaves out of the water. You can tie twine or string across a pot of water to help keep the cuttings from falling in the water.
It can take a 4-8 weeks to get roots of a decent size. You can then move them to soil.
Keep them humid, warm and well lit when rooting in both soil and water.
Is It Toxic to Cats?
They are not toxic to cats.
Hoya Diptera Bloom
They bloom in typical standard hoya clusters of flowers. They are light or pale yellow flowers sometimes with a red center.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs And Common Problems
Root rot from overwatering is a real issue with hoyas, they are epiphytes and need to live in a really well draining medium like tree bark, not soil. In the wild they would live up in trees, so planting them in wet soil will give them root rot quickly.