Hoya ‘Sunrise’ is a hybrid created by Michael Miyashiro of Honolulu, it is a cross between Hoya lacunosa ssp. pallidiflora and Hoya obscura. Hoya are part of the Apocynaceae family and have an epiphytic growth habit. Leaves are smooth, dark green with visible veins and some flecks, they take on a red colour when exposed to more light. Flowers are revolute and white, between 10-20 emerge from each umbel.
Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener.
The picture shown is the exact plant you will receive.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Foliage: Approximately 15cm.
This plant fits in the planter Series ø 12cm (not included).
Rooted in a coco husk plug and well draining substrate. We do not recommend removing the plant from the coco husk plug for a minimum of 6 weeks.
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. Hoya 'Sunrise' would appreciate 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.
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.