Hoya Chicken Farm (4" POT)
+ Comes in an 4" plastic container
This hoya originated from Sabah in Borneo. Its naming still remains a mystery of why they chose "chicken farm"...one can only surmise, it was discovered, near a chicken farm.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya chicken farm / Hoya Finlaysonii "Chicken Farm"
Leaves are typically 3-5 inches long, but can grow as long as 7 inches. Great trellising / climbing hoya.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F. This plant prefers warm and humid conditions to get it to bloom.
Considered a low maintenance hoya
Bright indirect light, direct sun can scorch its leaves. Can also thrive in low light conditions, but is not favorable
Unlike most hoyas who require very little watering, finlaysonii hoyas like to either be in a high humidity environment or have their soil be semi moist, as their thin leaves can grow limp.
General all purpose soil, heavily mixed in with bits of charcoal, perlite, and bits of bark. Orchid mix will sometimes have all three of these items to mix in with an all purpose soil. add in some bits of bark as well. Hoyas like to be pot bound, so only upsize when ready.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, wax flowers that are yellowish and orange in coloration.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
All Hoyas are considered toxic (as they produce sap similar to the milkweed), but not necessarily poisonous, the amount of ingestion varies from animal, but on a whole the ASPCA regards them as safe to have around pets and children.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes. These can be propagated anytime using stem tip cuttings. The stems produce aerial roots which can root easily when inserted into a moist medium. Allow your cuttings to dry for a day before planting.
Common Pests: Spider Mites and Mealy bugs. / Common diseases: root rot.
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WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.