Hoya waymaniae

Hoya waymaniae

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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.

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Hoya waymaniae is part of the Apocynaceae family and its native range is Borneo where it grows as a terrestrial to epiphytic climber in the wet tropical biome. Leaves are round to oblong, thick and stiff with undulating leaf margins, leaf adaxial is often splashed with white flecks and sunstresses beautifully when exposed to bright light. Both leaf surfaces are finely pubescent, particularly the undersides (abaxial). The flower clusters are positively geotropic and usually bear 12 revolute blooms which are orange and mildly scented. Doug Chamberlain noted that the peduncles can be up to 30cm long.

Genus name is new Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c. 1750– c. 1821), English gardener. Specific epithet honours Ann Wayman who co-authored The Hoya Handbook with Dale Kloppenburg.

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. Hoya waymaniae will sun-stress well under grow lights and bright conditions. In its native environment it is often found in the hill heath forest, scrambling over leaf little before it becomes epiphytic.

Water: Allow the potting mix to dry out between watering; 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: 21-35°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.