Looking for an easy-to-grow houseplant? Meet the exotic Hoya, also referred to as the wax plant, they are a great choice to help boost your plant confidence!
A slow-growing vine known for its waxy leaves and star-shaped cluster flowers, you can find a wide variety and will be happy to know they are amongst the most tolerant of plants.
Here at Anna’s, we’re continuously on the hunt for new varieties of houseplants. Below are some Hoya varieties that we try to carry regularly, but know that they sell very quickly and are only available while supplies last.
Hoya Pubicalyx are recognized by their narrow, oval-shaped leaves that are deep green with silvery variegation flecks making no plant exactly like the next. A vining plant that is happiest when climbing or cascading, they are native to the Philipines and loved for their clusters of fragrant flowers.
Hoya Sunrise is best known for its teardrop-shaped green foliage that turns red or reddish-pink when sun stressed.
Hoya Macrophylla Albo:
Hoya Macrophylla is known for their green and creamy variegated leaves, with wide foilage and distinctive creases you can’t help but want to bring unique plant home! Native to Eastern Asia and Australia, they will bloom white to pink start shaped clusters when cared for correctly.
Hoya Carnosa Compacta Rope:
A one-of-a-kind, favourite distinguished by its twisted, waxy leaves that grow on long rope-like vines. These plants are native to Australia and Eastern Asia and are also referred to as Hindu Rope and Indian Rope. This variety will also eventually produce star-shaped pink flowers upon maturity.
Hoya Exotica Tri-Colour:
Hoya Exotica Tri-Colour is commonly known as the Variegated Wax Plant due to its beautiful yellow-white variegations that cover the centre portion of the leaves. This is well-contrasted by the dark green borders and red-coloured stems.
The white-yellow/light green variegations along with pinkish ones as well are seen, that’s because new leaves are pink in the middle and turn their colour as they get older.
Hoya Kentiana are known for string bean-like blades that are slender, dark green, and almost “bent” along the length of the leaf. The blossoms are fluffy balls with a darker crown and reddish lilac backward bend petals.
Hoya Australis :
A Hoya variety with succulent-like foliage, their large, round, thick and fleshy leaves are perfect to add a pop of rich green to any space. Native to Australia they are known to have more yellowish-green leaves when placed in a sunny spot, or dark green leaves in shady locations. This climbing vine can have flowering occur at any time of the year.
HOYA CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
- Light: Bright, indirect light (North facing window is ideal)
- Water: Drought tolerant. Water when the top 1-2″ of soil feels dry to the touch. We suggest watering every 10 days or so- when you notice the leaves start to look wrinkly they are thirsty. If the lower leaves start to turn yellow and fall off, this is a sign of overwatering.
- Soil: Well-draining soil, and select a planter with drainage.
- Fertilizer: Use liquid fertilizer to feed your Hoyas about once a month during the growing season. Once cold weather comes along, make sure to cut out the fertilizer as they enter a semi-dormant state.