- Hoya chewiorum
- Hoya Unboxing_From Thailand AHHoya _Part I
- Hoya soidaoensis
- Hoya cutis-porcelana
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Hoya chewiorumHoya chewiorum is a native of Borneo Sabah only and so far has only been found in the Crocker Range in hill forest. Steven Bosuang formerly known as Chew who helped set up the Kipandi Park in the Crocker Range in Sabah, which included the establishment of a collection of native Hoyas. Hoya chewiorum was published by Anthony Lamb A. Lamb in Sandakania Vol. I received Hoya chewiorum in a trade from a very knowledgeable hobbyist from North Carolina in early summer of It did very well for me at first, putting on a new vine with 3 or 4 leaves, and then came the inevitable decline. I lost all of the new leaves, and then the new vine died as well essentially leaving me with my original plant. In Early NovemberI was shocked to discover a peduncle forming on my miserable looking little plant. I never thought that it would actually bud up, but I nursed it along the best that I could, and eventually it flowered a few weeks ago in Mid-December I am growing the plant in an extremely chunky mix with very large bark making up most of the mix. The plant only has four or five leaves so it uses very little water requiring attention every ten days or so. I am hopeful that the RO system that I have installed will in time help this plant to grow better and stronger. I am however thrilled that I got to experience the stunning blooms for myself and encourage all of you, if you can find the plant to give it a try, as it is really worth the effort.
Hoya Unboxing_From Thailand AHHoya _Part I
Scientific name: Hoya sp. Hoya hates clogged soil! This plant will be delivered from Thailand. Most countries will demand phyto sanitary documentations for the plants to enter the country. You can add it to your order here for 35USD covering the whole shipping, no matter how many plants. However check more details about your country below. USA It is highly advisable to obtain the phyto docs mentioned above. Especially for CA and HI. No importer permit needed for up to 12 plants. Also, you need to have an importer permit for any amount of plants. You can apply for this here. For most EU countries you can order up to 12 plants without having an importer permit. We do not ship to Sweden as the national rules are impossible to follow for private persons. Adding phyto docs will not help. Your only option is to take the risk of the plants to be destroyed by the customs. When you add the desired item to your shopping cart, you will see there the shipping cost based on the destination country and estimated item weight or total weight of the items. For practical reasons we maintain only two shipping rates based on the destination: for orders to USA and for orders to other shipped countries. The actual shipping cost paid by the seller when sending your package to you may differ from the cost your paid for the shipment it can be more or less. This is due to the differences in actual shipping costs to each individual country and the differences in weight of each plant. However the shipping cost applied to your order is final, not negotiable and not refundable. Hoya is a huge plant genus. Most come from South-East Asia. Some grow very fast while others grow very slow.
Epiphytic hoya plant, also known as the wax plant, is a popular houseplant. With clusters of star-shaped flowers adorning it, this waxy-looking species survives with only the bare minimum of care. But what does that care entail? Every aspect of its care will be mentioned, from watering all the way through propagation. The family of hoya plants is different species with multiple different cultivars. Some bear gorgeous and aromatic flowers, others are vines with a wide diversity of leaf shapes. Sweet-smelling hoya carnosa is one of the most popular of the hoya plant varieties, with many different cultivars available. Originating in eastern Asia and Australia, it has waxy foliage and the star-shaped flowers common to all hoya varieties. It tends to grow as a vining plant. With shiny, succulent leaves and a vining habit, the common waxflower is a common butterfly attractant in its native Australia. This hoya plant loves sunlight, growing along the edges of rainforests and on rocky outcroppings in the eastern and southern parts of its native ground. Hoya australis is often grown as a houseplant in Australia, and is beginning to make an appearance in other areas of the world as well. Waxvine can be grown indoors or outdoors in full sun conditions. Originating on the island of Java, Hoya cinnamomifolia gets its name from the shape of its leaves. While this hoya plant is not often grown in gardens, it is notable because of its distinctive flowers, which have outer petals in green to yellow tones. The inner petals are a rich and bright pinkish-red to dark red in coloration. When purchased at a garden center, this hoya plant is sold as a single heart-shaped leaf in a pot. It can take a couple years before it starts to grow in size, but when it does, it rapidly forms a vining habit and spreads out quickly. Its flowers are pinkish to yellowish with a deeper pink center star. Found in the Himalayas, the green wax plant is a rapid-growing vine. Its flowers have a greenish tint and appear to be furry or fuzzy. The only bright spot in these flowers comes from a tiny bit of yellow at the center flanked with hints of a deep pink hue. Otherwise, the rest of the flower tends to be cream to pale green in coloration. Round and waxy-looking leaves are often more common than the pale green flowers, however. This plant does like to produce lots of deep-green leaves along its vine! Surprisingly, the wax plant is pretty easy to care for. Bright, indirect light is perfect for hoya plant growing. While they can tolerate full sun conditions in the spring or fall, the summer sun can scorch the succulent-like leaves and cause color bleaching. Ideally, ensure your hoya plant has at least 6 hours of bright and indirect sunlight per day. As a tropical plant, hoya prefers temperatures over 50 degrees Fahrenheit. For indoor growers, this is perfect, as many of us tend to keep our homes between degrees. Outdoor growers should be sure of the lowest temperature their specific hoya plant will grow at. Bring it indoors when the temps dip too low. As far as heat goes, while there are cool-temperature hoyas which prefer it to stay below 80 degrees, the vast majority can tolerate temps to 95 or even higher. Just be sure that they have some protection from the heat during the hottest part of the day, and some shade to keep the plants from wilting in direct sunlight. As epiphytes, hoya plants naturally live in low-water environments. They are quite easy to overwater, and suffer ill effects including root rot if kept in soggy conditions. Spring and summer are the times when a wax plant is thirstiest. At those times, the plant is going through its major growth for the year, and will need that water to expand and bloom.
Hoya caudata and Hoya flagellata flowers close up almost entirely during the most of the daylight hours. The same is also true of another close relative — Hoya phuwuaensis; the flowers close during the day. Hoya soidaoensis is not a plant for beginning Hoya enthusiasts. I struggled mightily with mine having to start it over at least twice. All of my travails with this plant can be found in my blog, but I will outline them here. This is a plant that never wants to dry out, or be too hot while in bud or the buds and peduncles will abort. That being said it also is extremely easy to rot the roots out while the plant is young. To help avoid a root rot tragedy, I recommend growing it in a net pot inside a sleeve-pot so that it can be easily pulled out for observation and watered just when the mix is almost dry. For questions on this procedure, see my video on growing Hoyas in net-pots. As long as it is not to warm above 90 deg. Fand it is kept moist, the plant is much more forgiving when mature. I was not so fortunate in that it took 3 long years and much trial and error. It was however worth the effort. The plant is not for beginners, but with its beautiful flowers, I believe it to be a worthy addition to the collection.