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Hoya wayetii 10-40cm

Hoya wayetii 10-40cm

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Product Description

Hoya wayetii is a charming and popular species within the Hoya genus, admired for its long, slender leaves and beautiful, star-shaped flowers. This epiphytic plant is native to the Philippines and is well-loved by houseplant enthusiasts for its relatively easy care and unique appearance.

Description

Hoya wayetii is characterized by its elongated, lanceolate leaves that have a dark green color with lighter green to creamy white edges, sometimes exhibiting a reddish tinge when exposed to bright light. The leaves are quite striking, with some reaching up to 10 cm in length, and they grow along trailing vines that can extend several feet in length, making it an excellent choice for hanging baskets.

The flowers of Hoya wayetii are just as captivating as its foliage. They come in clusters (umbels) of star-shaped, waxy flowers, typically in shades of pink or red with a central star that is often a deeper color. These blooms are not only visually appealing but also emit a sweet fragrance, especially at night. Flowering usually occurs in the summer and early fall, provided the plant has been well cared for.

Cultivation Tips

Light: Hoya wayetii thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while insufficient light may prevent flowering. A spot near an east or west-facing window is ideal.

Watering: This plant prefers to be slightly on the dry side. Allow the topsoil to dry out completely before watering thoroughly. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensuring good drainage is crucial.

Temperature and Humidity: Hoya wayetii enjoys warm temperatures and moderate to high humidity. It prefers temperatures between 18°C to 29°C (65°F to 85°F) and benefits from increased humidity, which can be achieved with a humidifier or by placing the pot on a tray of pebbles and water.

Soil: A well-draining, airy potting mix is essential for Hoya wayetii. A mix designed for orchids or a blend of perlite, pine bark, and peat moss works well.

Feeding: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring through summer).

Pruning: Pruning can help maintain the plant’s shape and encourage fuller growth. However, be cautious not to remove the flower spurs, as Hoya flowers bloom on old spurs.

Propagation: Hoya wayetii can be easily propagated from stem cuttings. Simply place a stem cutting with at least one node in water or a moist potting mix until roots develop, then pot it up.

Repotting: Repotting is rarely needed, as Hoyas generally prefer to be slightly root-bound. However, if you do repot, choose a pot only slightly larger than the current one.

Conclusion

Hoya wayetii is a delightful addition to any indoor garden, offering both attractive foliage and stunning blooms. With proper care and attention to its specific needs, it can be a low-maintenance plant that rewards its keeper with beautiful growth and fragrant flowers.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant in flower not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 10-40cm

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