Hoya

  • Hoya Kentiana
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    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. Tip: we recommend Etsy…

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  • Hoya Carnosa
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    Hoya Carnosa

    In general hoya carnosas can be grown in most households as long as you pay them a little bit of attention, they like bright light, humidity and a really well draining growing medium… Hoya Carnosa Care Summary Light needs: Indirect sunlight is best. Watering needs: Water your hoya as soon as it dries out, or when it is almost dried out.  Fertilizer: Feed once a month in spring and summer, especially when flowering, use a liquid feed with a higher nitrogen ratio. Soil: A cactus mix mixed with the same amount of orchid mix (bark and perlite). Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25°C (64-77°F) in the day, don’t let them get cold…

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  • Hoya Fitchii
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    Hoya Fitchii

    Welcome to our guide to Hoya Fitchii care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Hoya Fitchii Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the soil dry out completely before watering it again, check soil weekly. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, perlite and cactus compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-35°C (60-95°F), Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering.  Introduction The hoya fitchii is a small pretty light green hoya, known for it’s leathery veined leaves and grows in the wild in…

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  • Hoya Rosita
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    Hoya Rosita

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Rosita all you need to know about care and propagation, including light, water, soil, temperature and humidity needs… Hoya Rosita Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly Fertilizer: Feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Loose, well-draining. Humidity: 40-60%. Temperature: 65 to 80°F (18 to 27°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction Hoya Rosita is a gorgeous vining succulent with elongated green leaves and maroon edges. It is a hybrid of the hoya wayetii x hoya DS-70. It is native to Southeast Asia and Australia; it grows best…

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  • Hoya Sigillatis
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    Hoya Sigillatis

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Sigillatis all you need to know about care and propagation, including light, water, soil, temperature and humidity needs… Hoya Sigillatis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it when totally dry, check soil once or twice a week. Fertilizer: Feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Hoya Soil. Humidity: 65-85%. Temperature: 60-95°F (15-35°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy. Other names: Flecked Leaf Hoya, Hoya hasseltii Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction Hoya Sigillatis is a rare epiphytic succulent native to Southeast Asia, specifically Malaysia. The oval, green leaves with silver speckles sets it…

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  • Hoya Linearis
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    Hoya Linearis

    The key to good hoya linearis care is to replicate it’s natural habitats as an epiphytic plant that grows on tree branches, we’ll go into more detail below… Hoya Linearis Summary Light needs: Lots of indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when nearly all the soil is dry. Fertilizer: High phosphorous feed when flowering, balanced fertilizer the rest of the time. Soil: Mix of orchid bark and cactus soil, plus some perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Wax plant. Common issues: Root rot from over watering or poor drainage. Introduction The hoya linearis is known for its really thin leaves…

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  • Hoya Rebecca
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    Hoya Rebecca

    Welcome to our guide to Hoya Rebecca care, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Hoya Rebecca Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly and water it when the soil is dry to the touch. Fertilizer: Feed a diluted, all-purpose fertilizer once a month in the growing season Soil: Very well draining hoya mix. Humidity: 60% – 80%. Temperature:  64-72°F (18-22°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Wax Plant “Rebecca,” Wax Flower, Wax Vine. Common issues: Lack of light and pests. Introduction The Rebecca Hoya is a cross between Hoya lacunosa and Hoya obscura. It is a…

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  • Hoya Macrophylla
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    Hoya Macrophylla

    Welcome to our guide to hoya macrophylla care and propagation… 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. They grow in the wild on Borneo, but also make a good houseplant as they…

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  • Hoya Multiflora
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    Hoya Multiflora

    Welcome to our guide to hoya multiflora care and propagation… 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. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Shooting star hoya. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction 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. See also: Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya…

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  • Hoya Retusa Care
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    Hoya Retusa Care

    Welcome to our guide to hoya retusa care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… 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…

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