Hoya pubicalyx is part of the Apocynaceae family and is native to the Philippines. Leaves are lanceolate, leathery and succulent, they are green and covered in silver flecks - variegation differs from plant to plant.
Pot: 12cm diamter
Foliage: This plant is on a hoop, average length of foliage is 25-30cm.
Ceramic pot not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Average to warm is fine, 18-30°C.
Light: Bright indirect light is best.
Watering: Allow to dry out between waterings, we recommend potting into a terracotta pot to absorb excess water.
Air humidity: Average humidity is fine but Hoya will grow faster in a more humid environment. To increase humidity group plants together, use a humidifier or place your plant on a watered pebble tray.
Fertilising: Feed during spring and summer, dilute synthetic fertiliser to a quarter the recommended amount so you are able to feed each time you're watering (as you don't water very often). A higher nitrogen fertiliser encourages foliar growth but if you notice peduncles and the plant is about to flower it's a good idea to switch to one with a higher phosphorous content.
Potting mix: A light well draining mix with added orchid bark for aeration; Hoya are epiphytes.
This plant isn't known to be toxic but would be best kept out of reach of pets and children, just in case.