The Turtle Shell Hoya
Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines
The Hoya erythrina, commonly known as the “bajo plant,” is a captivating indoor plant cherished for its unique beauty. With its vibrant red-tinged leaves and cascading growth habit, it adds a touch of elegance to any space. This Hoya variety is an ideal choice for plant enthusiasts seeking a visually striking and low-maintenance addition to their collection.
Easy to grow & don't require much attention. Hoya do best in filtered light or with lots of artificial light in indoors.
Hoya plants don't ask for much, beyond the well-draining soil and the warm humid conditions (similar to bromeliads and orchids)
They are epyphite, can be grown in orchid medium or light potting mix with lots of bark conditioner. Hoya like the security of a snug pot, and plants that are a bit root bound will flower more prolifically than those that are swimming around in a giant pot.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds .
It makes a nice hanging basket, but also does really well as a mounted plant