Hoya finlaysonii

Hoya finlaysonii

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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 finlaysonii is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is S. Thailand to W. Malesia where it grows as a climbing epiphyte along rivers and streams in the lowland forests and clearing edges.

Leaves are light green with emerald-green venation, they are thick and rigid and elliptic in shape with narrowing bases. The flower clusters are pendant and sometimes stick out sideways in compact balls of up to 35 reflexed waxy flowers; the petals are creamy yellow with maroon tips. The scent has been described as spicy, floral, grassy and similar to jasmine but you’ll have to be quick because the flowers are short lived! This species needs very bright light in order to bloom well, but this can cause the foliage to fade and lose its olive-green reticulations. There are thoughts that to bring back the lush, dark green, feed once or twice with a high nitrogen fertiliser (such as 30-10-10).

Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. Specific epithet honours George Finlayson - a Scottish naturalist and surgeon who discovered this plant.

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.