Welcome to our guide to Hoya Fitchii care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…
Hoya Fitchii Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Let the soil dry out completely before watering it again, check soil weekly.|
|Fertilizer:||A well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of orchid bark, perlite and cactus compost.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
The hoya fitchii is a small pretty light green hoya, known for it’s leathery veined leaves and grows in the wild in the Philippines. They put out long stems with few leaves.
See also: Hoya Sunrise, Hoya Callistophylla Care, Hoya Chelsea, Hoya Curtisii, Hoya Burtoniae, Hoya Krohniana, Hoya Bilobata, Hoya Elliptica, Hoya Finlaysonii, Hoya Gracilis (Hoya Memoria), Hoya Wayetii.
Bright indirect sunlight is ideal to promote growth and blooming, but it will do ok in medium indirect light too.
How Often To Water Hoya Fitchii
Hoyas like this are epiphytic and live in trees in the wild, not in soil so they hate to sit in wet soil. It is important that you let the soil dry out completely before watering it again, check the soil weekly.
Give them a well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer months. When it is flowering you can give it a feed that has more phosphorous in it.
They should be in a specific hoya mix that is not normal soil but a mixture of orchid bark and perlite as well as some cactus compost. They must not sit in wet soil. For more on making your own hoya soil or what to buy, see our guide here: Hoya Soil.
When to Repot Hoya Fitchii
They are ok to be a little root bound, but if you see root crowding, pot it up a size. It is a good idea to check the roots in early Spring to make sure they have plenty of room to grow over the forthcoming growing season.
Tip: Give them a wooden or wire trellis to climb up to encourage bigger leaf growth and flowering, and plenty of light.
60% is ideal, they will thrive if given humid air. They are tolerant of lower though, but 60% or seems to get the best results.
Aim for 15-35°C (60-95°F), and try to keep them above 5°C (41°F) at night.
How to Propagate Hoya Fitchii
Take stem cuttings and root them in a jar of water. They root from the stems, and will root in water, perlite, moss or soil. I prefer water as it is easiest and gets good results. When the roots are established in a month or two you can pot hem up into a hoya soil mix.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They are not toxic to cats or dogs.
Hoya Fitchii Flower
They have half-ball crescents of pastel colored flowers that vary in color depending on the plant, that have a floral citrus scent.
Why Is My Hoya Fitchii Not Flowering?
Hoyas need bright indirect sunlight to flower, also make sure you are not overwatering the plant too.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Overwatering is the main cause of common issues like dropping leaf-yellowing and root rot.
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