Hoya crassipetiolata 'Splash'

Hoya crassipetiolata 'Splash'

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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.

The picture shown is an example of what's in stock. You will receive a plant as close to the picture and description as possible :)

Hoya crassipetiolata is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is Vietnam where it grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. The species was first published in 2017; it was collected in the primary evergreen broad-leaved humid forest in North Vietnam on very steep slopes (composed of solid limestone) where it was growing as an epiphyte on mossy trees. Leaves are dark green with almost black leaf margins and venation as well as striking silver speckling. ‘Splash’ is sometimes listed as a variety but some hobbyists suggest it’s the species with some splashing. It is considered a good grower with leaves becoming larger as the plant matures. Flowers are creamy white with a pearly white corona

Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. Specific epithet refers to the remarkably thick leaf petiole.

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.

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: 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: 15-35˚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.