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. 

 

Hoya pubicalyx 'Silver Splash'

£16.00Price
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