Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'
Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'
Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'
Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'
Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'
Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'
Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'
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Hoya carnosa 'Nova Ghost'

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Hoya carnosa is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is from S. China to Laos, Japan to Taiwan, and was one of the first Hoya to be cultivated due to its great aesthetic qualities and reliability as a prolific grower. The leaves of H. carnosa are generally thick and waxy, with a light shine to them. The leaves of the Nova-Ghost cultivar has been grown selectively to promote the silvery ‘splash’ that can commonly be seen on Hoya, but to an extent where it gives the leaf a consistent silvery speckled appearance, almost fully engulfing the leaf with pale silver.

Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy (c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. Specific epithet is based on the Latin word ‘carnis’ meaning ‘meaty’. The cultivar comes from a reverted form of the highly coveted Argentea Princess, but resultantly produced an equally unique and beautiful plant.

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 shaded aspect would be a good spot. Generally, the plant is said to preserve its fascinating variegation when kept in shaded areas, so it may be best to keep it a bit further from the window or grow lights than other carnosa cultivars.

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

Potting mix: Our potting mix would be ideal with some added 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. 

Temperature: 10-25°C.

Humidity Average humidity is fine for this plant, but I would recommend 60% and above to get the most out of your plant.

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