Hoya

  • Hoya Gracilis
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Hoya Gracilis (Hoya Memoria)

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Gracilis, covering care and propagation. The key is to let the soil dry out before watering it and keep it in a chunky orchid-bark based mix, and give it plenty of light to encourage blooming... Hoya Gracilis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water it if the soil is totally dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of cactus compost, orchid bark and perlite is ideal. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-35°C (59-95°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Hoya Memoria. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The…

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  • Hoya Lauterbachii
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    Hoya Lauterbachii

    Welcome to our guide to hoya lauterbachii care, we cover all you need to know about care and propagation... Hoya Lauterbachii Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Only water it if the soil is dry all the way down. Check weekly. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, perlite and compost in equal parts. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F) is ideal. Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Eriostemma lauterbachii Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The hoya lauterbachii is known for it’s beautiful, pastel-colored, oversized bell-shaped blooms as well as fuzzy leaves.…

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  • Hoya Imperialis
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    Hoya Imperialis

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Imperialis care and propagation. The key to caring for this lant is to keep it in very well draining mix, and not to let the soil get too wet. Hoya Imperialis Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect light. Watering needs: Check soil once a week and water only if dry all the way down.  Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer. Soil: A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-31°C (59-88°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and related root rot. Introduction Originally…

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  • Hoya Shepherdii
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    Hoya Shepherdii

    Welcome to our guide to the hoya shepherdii aka the string bean hoya, read on to find out all you need to know to keep a happy plant. The key to caring for it is to give it a chunky and exceedingly well draining soil mix, and let the soil dry out between watering. Hoya Shepherdii Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when soil is dry, check it weekly. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Cactus soil with some orchid bark. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 10-25°C (50 – 77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues:…

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  • Hoya Cumingiana
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    Hoya Cumingiana

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Cumingiana all to you need to know about care and propagation… Hoya Cumingiana Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if totally dry. Fertilizer: A balanced liquid feed in the warmer months. Soil: A Hoya Soil Mix Humidity: 70% Temperature: 21-27°C (70-80°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The hoya cumingiana is a beautiful little plant, they grow don’t vine down as much as other hoyas, they grow upright when juvenile, almost like a small zz plant. They look great when trained to a pole or trellis to…

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  • Hoya Polyneura
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    Hoya Polyneura

    We cover all you need to know about caring for and propagating the hoya polyneura, a.k.a. the fish tail hoya. They key is to give them a chunky well draining soil and let it dry out before watering again, while keeping them humid and well lit… Hoya Polyneura Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the soil dry out almost completely before watering again. Check weekly. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer monthly in spring and summer. Soil: Use a specific hoya mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 10-25°C (50-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Fishtail Hoya. Common issues: Overwatering, yellow leaves. Introduction The…

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  • Hoya Krimson Princess
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    Hoya Krimson Princess

    We run down all you need to know to care for your hoya krimson princess. The key to caring for this plant is to give it bright indirect sunlight, let it dry out between waterings and give it an orchid bark based mix. Hoya Krimson Princess Summary Light needs: Bright but indirect sunlight is ideal.  Watering needs: Check soil once a week and only water it if totally dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering is a very common…

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  • Hoya Fungii
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    Hoya Fungii

    We show you how to get the best out of your hoya fungii. Hoya Fungii Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check it once a week and water when dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A cactus mix mixed with the same amount of orchid mix. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction We cover all you need to know about the hoya fungii, known for it’s large (for a hoya) veined green leaves. See also: Hoya Rotundiflora, Hoya Burtoniae, Hoya Latifolia,…

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  • Hoya Imbricata
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    Hoya Imbricata

    Welcome to our guide to hoya imbricata care and propagation. The key to hoya imbricata care is to give it something to climb up and remember it is an epiphyte – it must not sit in waterlogged soil. Hoya Imbricata Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Mist them when the potting mix is almost dry. Fertilizer: A diluted, high-nitrogen feed monthly in summer. Soil: Leca. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 21-33°C (70-91°F) Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering is a real common issues as they are epiphytes. Introduction The hoya imbricata is a climbing creeper, which grows a little bit like a monstera…

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  • Hoya Finlaysonii
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    Hoya Finlaysonii

    Welcome to our guide to Hoya Finlaysonii care and propagation… Hoya Finlaysonii Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil weekly, only water it when 100% dry.  Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil:  A cactus compost mixed with the same amount of orchid mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot. Introduction Originating from Malaysia, the hoya finlaysonii is known for its dark veined leaves and sweet smelling blooms. A really nice hoya with long leaves and subtle dark veining, and cream/raspberry colored flowers. See also:…

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