Hoya Carnosa is an excellent starter Hoya. These Hoyas grow very quickly and produce flowers in varying environments. They are found all over Southeast Asia as well as Australia. They grow in trees and produce classic white blooms with pink centers. These Hoya root very quickly in moss and are a great plant to share with friends. Before putting out leaves they send out long stems which grow until they reach an object to which they can attach. After they are put on a hoop pole or a trellis, the plant will put leaves out.
Light: Medium to bright indirect, more light helps with flowering.
Water: Water when the soil is mostly dry. This hoya can dry out for longer periods of time.
Soil: Chunky soil mix with plenty of bark and perlite, or moss.
Notes: Fertilize monthly for more growth. To test how thirsty your plant is, gently bend a leaf and check how flimsy it is. Leaves tend to be more flimsy when they are in need of water.
What to expect
You will receive a plant similar in size to the one you choose. I will not send you a smaller plant than the one you select. There will be variation in how each plant looks but I guarantee you will receive a quality plant with a well developed root system.
I recommend a heating pack when your shipment may encounter temperatures below 40 degrees. Please add one heating pack to your order if you feel this may occur.
Bare Root Packing Available
Your plant will be sent in a nursery pot unless otherwise specified. My favorite way of sending plants is with the root systems wrapped in moss and plastic without a nursery pot. This option is for people who know which potting medium they would like to put it in when it arrives. Please specify during checkout if you would like your plant shipped bare root.