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).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Root rot from overwatering.|
The Hoya Elliptica is know for its big veiny elliptical leaves.
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.
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.
Repot in Spring if the roots are crowded, make sure it has some extra root space over spring and summer.
Aim for over 60% as optimal, but they will be ok in a bit less.
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.
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.
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