We cover all aspects of hoya mindorensis care and propagation. It is an easy-to-care-for and easy-to-bloom hoya. We cover all you need to know...
Hoya Mindorensis Summary
|Bright indirect sunlight.
|Only water when it is almost dried out.
|Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
|Equal parts cactus soil and orchid mix.
|Where to buy:
|Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
|Overwatering and root rot.
The hoya mindorensis is known for blooming relatively easily and often for a hoya. The flowers are absolutely stunning.
Indirect sunlight is best. They will be ok in medium indirect sunlight but for flowering you want it a bit brighter. Avoid direct sunlight.
How Often To Water
Water your hoya as soon as it dries out, or when it is almost dried out. They will get root rot if you give them too much water and they sit in heavy wet soil, but you don’t want them to be dry for too long either. So make sure you check the soil each week, but only water it if dry all the way down.
Tip: check the soil weekly, only water it if soil is dry all the way down, they must not sit in set soil as they get root rot easily.
Feed your plant a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Don’t feed them in winter if growth slows down. If in doubt, over-dilute your feed so you don’t burn the leaves.
Hoya Mindorensis Soil
Use a commercial cactus compost mixed with the same amount of orchid mix (bark and perlite). For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.
When To Repot
Check your plant’s roots around Easter time and pot it up a size if it is crowded. Hoya like to be pot bound and grow fairly slowly compared to most houseplants, so don’t sweat repotting too much!
Aim for 60% humidity, these are tropical plants that will thrive in it. They’ll be ok in a a bit less too.
For more on hoyas see our hoya category with all our hoya care guides.
A good range is 15-28°C (59-82°F), but if the temperatures drop at night below this, they should be fine.
How To Propagate Hoya Mindorensis
You can propagate it with stem cuttings, with a couple of leaves and a node. They can root in water (I use filtered tap water). I leave my cuttings for a few hours so the wound is healed over before putting it in water to reduce the chance of rot. Make sure the bottom of the cutting is in the water and the leaves are out of the water and keep it topped up. Keep it bright but not in direct sun. It can take a month or so to root, and then you can move it to soil, or even leca.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They are not toxic to cats or dogs.
Hoya Elmeri Vs Mindorensis
Hoya elmeri is the same as a type of hoya mindorensis, the hoya mindorensis superba.
Hoya Mindorensis Flower
The hoya mindorensis has dark red flowers with a strong floral scent.
Hoya Mindorensis USDA Zone
Zones 11 and 12.
Hoya Mindorensis has been reclassified to Elmeri recently, but is still often referred to by it’s original name.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Hoya Mindorensis FAQs And Common Problems
Be careful of overwatering or letting the plant sit in heavy wet soil, it’s an epiphyte so really does not like to sit in wet soil.
Buy: we recommend a digital thermometer hygrometer (amazon affiliate link) to measure humidity.
- More info on the Vermont Hoyas page.
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