Hoya linearis is a part of the Apocynaceae family and is unusually fuzzy and delicate. The slender, soft, grey-green stems bearing linear, hairy, grooved, blue-green leaves and clusters of fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers from late summer into autumn. Hoya will use tendrils to cling on to things around them.
Pot size: 14cm diameter.
Foliage: Approximately 35cm.
How do you care for Hoya linearis?
Care Hoya linearis involves keeping it in a room with average to warm temperature, between 16-24°C. In Asia, it is customary to care for Hoya linearis by growing it in pure coco chips, however, you can also choose to keep it in a potting mix consisting of coco coir, perlite and orchid bark. Feed Hoya linearis with fertiliser every few weeks during the growing period.
How do you root Hoya linearis?
Rooting Hoya linearis can be done by placing stem cuttings in either water or sphagnum moss. The plant needs consistent high humidity in order for the cuttings to root, and this process can take a number of weeks. A propagator or humidity dome can be used for this purpose, or a plastic bag can be used for a less effective makeshift solution.
Do Hoyas like to be misted?
Hoyas can be misted occasionally in order to keep them in good condition. Average humidity is fine but to increase humidity group plants together, mist them, use a humidifier or place your plant on a watered pebble tray.
How do you prune a Hoya plant?
Prune a Hoya plant by cutting a vine just below then node, at a length that is just shorter than your desired length. Take care not to remove more than a third of the plant’s foliage at a time, as this may cause the plant stress.
How often should I water my Hoya?
Water your Hoya moderately during the growing season and reduce watering in winter. Hoya should not be left sitting in water. They require intermittent drying out. If they don’t dry out—they’ll rot pretty readily. But if they don’t receive enough water—their roots will often dry out and die back.
Can Hoyas grow in low light?
Hoya are not best suited to grow in low light conditions. They are best placed in a bright spot instead