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 pallilimba is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is Sulawesi where it grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. Hoya pallilimba was collected back in 1994 by enthusiasts on a trip in Sulawesi and was initially given the number 114, that was later changed to 8864, and only determined as Hoya pallilimba by Ruurd van Donkelaar and David Kleijn in 2001. It was found growing by the Ranu River in the Morowali reserve where it grows as a myrmecophyte (has association with ants). H. Pallilimba is a hanging species which has to be considerably large before it flowers; leaves are convex round-elliptic and flowers are small and reddish in colour. The plant can reach over a metre in length and is easily propagated from cuttings. New growth will sun-stress when exposed to more light; this is when the plant produces a pigment called anthocyanin to protect itself from UV rays.
Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. It’s possible the specific epithet comes from the Latin palli meaning cloaked or covered and Limba is a locality in Sulawesi.
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.
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.