Hoya pubicalyx 'Pink Silver' is a vigorous vining plant with deep green lanceolate leaves. Its crisp, ovoid leaves splay out from vines that grow up to eight feet long.
This plant is a fairly fast grower with blooms in the springtime. It has green leaves with splashes of silver. The silver marks on the leaves turn pinkish-silver when exposed to more light and sun. Flowers are fragrant and similar to Hoya carnosa, bur more of a maroon color with a pink center. Blooms will reappear repeatedly, flowering off the old flower spurs for years to come. The fragrant flowers last up to 14 days.
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!