9cm potted plant in a coco husk plug with coco coir, coco chips, perlite and pine bark. We do not recommend removing the plant from the coco husk plug.
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Hoya acuta is talked about a lot, sometimes it’s listed as Hoya verticillata, Hoya parasitica, Hoya acuta or as Hoya verticillata var. Verticillata. This plant is described by Kew as being native to the Indian Subcontinent to S. China and W. & Central Malesia.
Hoya are part of the Apocynaceae family and this particular variety has thick ovate leaves and creamy white leaf margins - sometimes with a little pink. The flowers are reflexed and white with slightly darker corolla tips.
Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener.
Pot: ø 9cm.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. More hours of light are thought to encourage flowering.
Water: Given adequate light, allow the mix to dry out a little; as the mix is traditionally quite chunky, water will usually flow through quite easily.
Potting mix: A chunky well-draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark, worm castings and some horticultural charcoal. I also recommend potting Hoya in coco chips.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every few waterings during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Humidity: Hoya would prefer higher humidity, between 60-80% but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Hoya aren’t considered toxic, however, they may make your pet or child vomit if ingested, keep out of reach just to be safe.
For further information about Hoya, check out our blog.