Hoya Wayetii
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Hoya Wayetii

Welcome to our guide to hoya wayetii care, we cover all you need to know about plant care and propagation

Hoya Wayetii Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Water when the soil is dry, check it weekly.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:Equal parts perlite, orchid bark, potting compost.
Humidity:60%.
Temperature:10-25°C (50 – 77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot.

Introduction

The hoya wayetii is an impressive epiphyte known for its slender, canoe-like draping vines. It is an easy going hoya, being easily available, easy to care for and easy to bloom!

See also: Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Serpens, Hoya Linearis, Hoya Cinnamomifolia, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Hoya Bilobata, Hoya Elliptica, Hoya Finlaysonii, Hoya Fitchii, Hoya Gracilis (Hoya Memoria).

Light Needs

They’ll do well in medium to bright indirect sunlight, but keep them out of direct sun.

How Often To Water

Water when the soil is dry, check it weekly. They must not be overwatered it is the biggest killer of hoyas. Don’t leave water sitting in the saucer or external pot after you’ve watered the plant, as it can also cause root rot.

Tip: make sure you do not water the plant until the soil is completely dry all the way down, as the biggest killer of hoyas is root rot. If in doubt, underwater it!

Fertilizer

Use a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth and flowering.

Soil

You want a really well draining mix that makes sure the roots do not sit in water logged soil. I use a medium made up of equal parts perlite, orchid bark, and cactus compost, which is good basic mix for them. For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.

Tip: make sure you give them a soil mix suitable for epiphytes that has plenty of orchid bark, as they hate to sit in heavy wet soil and will get root rot easily. Remember that they grow on tree bark in the wild and not in soil. For more info see our guide: Hoya Soil.

When To Repot

Check the roots in spring and move the plant up a pot size if they are starting to get crowded.

Humidity

60% is ideal, they do fine in slightly lower levels too, but good humidity levels can help to encourage growth and flowering.

Temperature

10-25°C (50 – 77°F) is a good range. They can tolerate some cold at night but prefer warm household temperatures generally.

Hoya Wayetii Origin

The hoya wayetii is from the Philippines (source).

How To Propagate Hoya Wayetii

To propagate, take a stem cutting from your hoya wayetii. And root it in water. The cutting needs to be long enough for a node to be under the water (take the leaves off this node so they do not rot), and there must be some leaves out of the water too, so a cutting of three nodes should be ok. Keep the cutting in water in a humid, warm and bright place to root over the next month or so. Pot it up in soil once it is rooted.

Hoya Wayetii Climbing

This is a climing hoya, but will be happy with it’s vines trailing down.

Hoya Wayetii Blooms

The blooms on a hoya wayetii are cranberry in color and have a really sweet aroma.

Hoya Wayetii Vs Shepherdii

You can tell a hoya wayetii from a shepherdii by looking at the flowers, it is easy to tell when they are in bloom as the shepherdii has light pink flowers, where as the wayetti has dark pink blooms. Also the wayetti has darker edges to its leaves.

Difference Between Hoya Wayetii And Kentiana

The difference between a wayetii and kentiana is that the kentiana has much longer slender leaves. Other than this they are very similar plants.

Hoya Wayetii Vs Longifolia

They are similar hoyas, and are easy to tell apart when blooming, the wayetii has raspberry colored flowers, but the longifolia has white blooms. If they aren’t blooming there are subtle difference in the leaves: the wayetii has a slightly darker border to the leaf edge and as lightly lighter leaf color.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

Hoyas are non-toxic to dogs and cats.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs And Common Problems

Hoyas die from root rot a lot, so do not soak the plant or let it sit in wet soil for too long. You just need to remember that in the wild they grow up in trees in the bark and not on the floor in wet soil.

Hope you found this guide useful, you might also like our other articles: Hoya Linearis, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care.

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