• How Fast Does Hoya Grow
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Hoya

    How Fast Does Hoya Grow?

    All you need to know about how fast hoyas grow and other related questions related to growth and blooming… How Fast Does Hoya Grow? Hoyas can be really slow growers. I’ve found they tend to slow down even more when repotting, or if I buy a new one, it tends to not grow for a few months. They seem to get a bit shocked and stop growing when they go through a big change like repotting. So don’t worry if your hoya is not growing after buying it, you just need to give it time. Regarding flowering, hoya take anywhere from 2 to 7 years to reach maturity, and that…

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  • Propagate Hoya Kerrii
    Hoya,  Propagation

    Propagate Hoya Kerrii

    Welcome to our guide to how to propagate hoya kerrii... Propagate Hoya Kerrii Welcome to our guide to propagate the sweetheart plant aka the hoya kerrii. Firstly and very importantly, If you have a sweetheart plant with just the single heart-shaped leaf, the ones they sell on Valentines Day which look like just a heart in soil, you will not be able to propagate it as it does not have an extra node to cut. You need the full plant with multiple leaves and nodes. See also: Hoya Propagation, Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis. How To Propagate Hoya Kerrii You can propagate hoya kerrii easily… Take a cutting with at least…

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  • Do Hoya Like Humidity
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Hoya

    Do Hoya Like Humidity?

    We cover answers to frequently questions about hoya and humidity and how to give your plant the ideal conditions… Do Hoya Like Humidity? Hoyas like humidity and will thrive if given 60%, as long as their other basic needs are met too. They will grow quicker in optimal conditions. However they will be fine in lower humidity areas of your home, and can grow just fine down to 40%. See also: Hoya Propagation, Hoya Linearis, Hoya Heuschkeliana. What Humidity Do Hoyas Need? 60% is ideal, in any case aim for 50% or more. This is above some households, so the best thing to do is get a humidity meter and…

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  • Hoya Retusa Care
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Retusa Care

    Welcome to our guide to hoya retusa care Hoya Retusa Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the plant each week and only water it when the soil is dry.  Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced plant feed monthly in the spring and summer months.  Soil: A very well draining mix of cactus compost and orchid bark.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 10-25°C (50 – 77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The hoya retusa grows wild in the Himalayas and is known for its long tubular leaves. We cover all you need to know to get the best…

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  • Hoya Macrophylla
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Macrophylla

    Welcome to our guide to hoya macrophylla… Hoya Macrophylla Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil once a week and water when totally dry. 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: 15-28°C (59-82°F) Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot. Introduction The hoya macrophylla is a relatively easy to care for hoya with large (for a hoya) tear drop shaped leaves. We run down all you need to know… Hoya Macrophylla Light Needs Bright indirect sunlight is best, they…

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  • Hoya Krohniana
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Krohniana

    Welcome to our guide to hoya krohniana… Hoya Krohniana Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil once a week and water it when dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and root rot. Introduction The hoya krohniana is known for it’s small leaves with light silvery green flecked leaves. Light Needs Bright indirect sunlight is ideal, they are naturally epiphytic and in the wild they live up in trees…

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  • Hoya Imbricata
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Imbricata

    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 wet soil. Hoya Imbricata 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 dubia. It will need a plank of wood or similar to…

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  • Hoya Mathilde
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Mathilde

    The hoya mathilde needs to be treated with caution and not overwatered, as it is epiphytic… Hoya Mathilde 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%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The hoya mathilde is a vining hoya that is a mixture of a hoya carnosa with a hoya serpens. Hoya Mathilde Light Needs Bright indirect sunlight is ideal. How Often…

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  • Hoya Pubicalyx
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Pubicalyx Care

    Hoya pubicalyx care is all about respecting that it is an epiphyte and that it hates to sit in wet soil… Hoya Pubicalyx Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight Watering needs: Check the plant every week, only water when soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering due to waterlogged soil. Introduction The hoya pubicalyx is a vining epiphyte from the Philippines, known for it’s vining mottled variegated leaves, and circular pink blooms. You might…

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  • Hoya Kentiana
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Hoya Kentiana

    The key to hoya kentiana care is to keep it’s roots from sitting in wet soil, and use a light, airy and well draining medium… Hoya Kentiana Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when soil is dry, checking it weekly. Fertilizer: Feed a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.  Soil: A really well draining mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 10-25°C (50 – 77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The hoya kentiana is a really nice shaped hoya with thin long oblong leaves, and light green coloring down the leaf center. Light Needs Bright indirect…

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