Hoya verticillata sp. Bogor

Hoya verticillata sp. Bogor

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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.

You will receive a plant similar to the one pictured :)

Synonyms for this plant include Hoya sp. Bogor, Hoya pallida, Hoya acuta, and Hoya parasitica.

Hoya verticillata is part of the Apocynaceae family and is widespread from India and Sri Lanka through Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Philippines and Borneo. In Borneo it is common in coast forest, mangroves and peat swaps. It is a robust terrestrial to epiphytic glabrous climber, reaching up to 20m in its native environment. Leaves are lanceolate, elliptic or ovate and are arranged opposite on very shortly spaced internodes with venation that is visibly palmate or pinnate. Flowers are pale pink with white coronas, sometimes the corolla lobes are pale brown with white coronas. Sources suggest these flowers produce a lot of nectar and minty to fruity fragrance.

Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. Specific epithet comes from the Latin verticillatus, meaning verticillate, in reference to leaves arranged in fours, although this is very rare.

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.