Hoya AH074 'Silver'
Hoya AH074 'Silver'
Hoya AH074 'Silver'
Hoya AH074 'Silver'
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Hoya AH074 'Silver'

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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.

You will receive the exact plant in the photograph :)

Hoya carnosa is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is S. China to Laos, Japan (S. Kyushu) to Taiwan. It was one of the first Hoyas collected and cultivated for its’ desirable ornamental characteristics as well being a good grower. Hoya AH-074 ‘Silver’ is a sport from a Hoya carnosa plant belonging to a grower in Thailand. Leaf blades are glabrous, fleshy and ovate-oblong with an entire leaf margin, arrangement is opposite with leaves occurring in pairs and nerves are pinnate. This plant has some silver leaves and large splashes of silver; it’s thought that keeping the plant away from direct light or further away from grow lights is the best way to keep it silvering. I have noticed that the AH-074 in my collection is less silver when grown in front of my lights as opposed to when i had this plant tucked behind some others in the cabinet.

Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. Specific epithet comes from the Latin carnōsus meaning fleshy or meaty, this is in reference to its’ succulent leaves. AH-074 is the ascension number given by the person who originally found this sport.

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. An east-facing window is usually a good spot. Positioning this plant out of direct light is thought to help maintain the silver variegation.

Water: Allow the majority of the potting mix to dry out between waterings; as the mix is traditionally quite chunky, water will usually flow through quite easily, be sure to thoroughly moisten the substrate.

Potting mix: A chunky well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark, sphagnum moss and worm castings; you could also add some horticultural charcoal to this epiphytic mix. Alternatively, you can pot in a mix of coco chips and perlite.

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.

Temperature: 10-25°C.

Humidity: Hoya prefer higher humidity, between 60-80% - they definitely grow better with higher humidity.

For further information about Hoya, check out our blog.

Hoya aren’t considered toxic, however, they may make your pet or child vomit if ingested, keep out of reach just to be safe.