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 heuschkeliana is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is the Philippines. It is a climbing epiphyte or lithophyte, growing primarily in the wet tropical biome. It was first recorded in The Hoyan in 1989.
The species is considered to be very free flowering; its scent is said to smell like buttered popcorn and is more noticeable at night which suggests its pollinated by night-flying insects, e.g. Diptera. It is available with pink, yellow, and (rarely) red flowers which are bell-shaped, the corolla is not slit to the middle so the flower is unable to open completely. It is a dainty creeper or dangling glabrous species with leaves arranged oppositely in pairs.
Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821). Specific epithet honours Dexter Heuschkel, director of the Manila Memorial Gardens.
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. This plant can handle 1-2 hours of direct light.
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. Pour water slowly over the top of the substrate and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
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.
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.