Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Multiflora care…
Hoya Multiflora Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, only water it if the soil is 100% dry.|
|Fertilizer:||Well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||Equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Other names:||Shooting star hoya.|
|Common issues:||Root rot from overwatering.|
Found in the wild in Indonesia, the hoya multiflora (aka the shooting star hoya) is known for it’s seriously impressive blooms that look like shooting stars.
Bright indirect sunlight is best they need a decent amount of light to bloom. Try to avoid direct sun.
How Often To Water A Hoya Multiflora
Only water it if the soil is dry all the way down, they must not sit in wet soil. They grow in bark naturally and cannot handle sitting in wet soil. Check them weekly.
Use a well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.
These plants are not used to living in soil as they grow up in trees in the wild, so make sure you have a dedicated hoya mix or epiphyte mix. I use a mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.
When To Repot
Hoyas grow quite slowly, but check they yearly just in case they are getting too crowded. And pot them up a size if needed.
60% or more is optimal, but they do well in less humid environments in the home too.
The ideal temperature range is 15-28°C (59-82°F). They are quite tolerant of cold at nights too.
How To Propagate Hoya Multiflora
You can propagate hoya mulitflora easily:
- Take a cutting of a stem section with at least 3 nodes and plenty of leaves.
- Take the leaves off the bottom node.
- Leave the cutting for a few hours so that the wound heals.
- Put the cutting in water (you can use sphagnum moss or soil too if you like).
Hoya Multiflora Blooms
The flowers on these hoyas look like shooting stars, with arrow like yellow and white flowers. They are really impressive.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Shooting star hoya
Hoya Multiflora Care FAQs And Common Problems
Root rot from overwatering is a big killer of hoyas, just make sure they are in a good epiphytic medium, and you do not over water them.