Hoya Elliptica
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Hoya Elliptica

Welcome to our guide to Hoya Elliptica care, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity.

Hoya Elliptica Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, make sure soil is 100% dry before watering again.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced feed every month in spring and summer, a high phosphorous one when flowering.
Soil:A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark (Hoya Soil).
Humidity: 60%.
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot from overwatering.

Introduction

The Hoya Elliptica is know for its big veiny elliptical leaves.

See also: Hoya Soil, Hoya Diptera, Hoya Krimson Princess, Hoya Fungii, Hoya Lauterbachii, Hoya Bilobata, Hoya Finlaysonii, Hoya Fitchii, Hoya Gracilis (Hoya Memoria), Hoya Wayetii.

Hoya Elliptica Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal, they will be fine less too. but will grow slower and bloom less.

How Often To Water

They are used to growing on tree bark in the wild and so hate to sit in wet soil you must make sure the soil is 100% dry before watering again. Check it weekly.

Fertilizer

Use a balanced feed every month in spring and summer, a high phosphorous one when flowering.

Hoya Elliptica Soil

A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark is great. they must be a very well draining and chunky mix, they do not grow in the ground in the wild, but up in trees so heavy wet soil needs to be avoided.

See our guide: Hoya Soil.

When to Repot

Repot in Spring if the roots are crowded, make sure it has some extra root space over spring and summer.

Humidity

Aim for over 60% as optimal, but they will be ok in a bit less.

Temperature

In the daytime 15-28°C (59-82°F) is ideal, try to keep them above 0°C (32°F) at night.

How to Propagate Hoya Elliptica

Take stem cuttings with a couple of leaves at the top of the cutting a couple of naked nodes at the bottom (you can strip the leaves off these) and then root them in water. Once they develop decent roots you can pot them up in a hoya soil mix.

Flowers

They have really beautiful, white flowers that can bloom when quite young, within a year of taking a cutting. The blooms smell like dough.

Tip: give them warmth and light to encourage blooming.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

It is not toxic to cats and dogs.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Hoya Elliptica FAQs and Common Problems

The biggest killer is root rot from letting them stand in wet soil or watering them too much. Be careful as they are epiphytes.

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 Soil, Hoya Diptera, Hoya Krimson Princess, Hoya Fungii, Hoya Lauterbachii.

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