Hoya sp. 'Mt Gallego'
Hoyas are evergreen, epiphytic & perennial flowering creepers or vines. They climb by twining, and with the employment of adventitious root
Hoya Flavida have lovely orange flowers & gorgeous red leaves.The leaves are 8-12 cm long, 3-5 cm wide and turn lovely red in the sun. The leaves have very few spots. The leaves tend to curl and become more cup shaped and it also looses leaves very easily.
The orange flowers can be darker if it gets a lot of sun with vanilla like fragrance in the evening. The corona is lighter with red in the center and each flower is about 2 cm and almost flat. In an umbel there can be 20-30 flowers and sometimes even more. The flowers last more than a week.
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
Hoyas like medium to bright indirect light. It detests direct sunlight and dark corners!
Hoya plants are very sensitive to over watering. To avoid this always keep a Hoya in a pot with a drainage hole. Use well drained soil or coco peat and perlite mix to make sure the excess water gets drained out. Water the Hoya only when the soil is completely dry. If it is moist you can let it be for a couple of days before checking on it again. It is better to under water than over water your Hoya plant!
Don't cut the long tendrils of your Hoya as the leaves and flowers develop from these!
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