+ Comes in a 8" hanging basket.
Considered a small leaf hoya, this dainty creeping vine comprises heart (or oval) shaped leaves mottled with silver flecks, while considered a slow grower, it will eventually grow into a dense foliage that is great for hanging baskets or to act as a ground cover if given the right environment. This Hoya is native to the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Curtisii / Small Leaf Hoya / Fung Wax Flower / Hoya Aloha
Leaf size is around 1/2". Can grow into a mat of 1 inch tall, and trail 12-15 inches.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a and up. It doesn't tolerate temps below 40 degrees F.
Low Maintenance. Great beginner plant.
Bright Bright Bright indirect light. You want it to bloom, this hoya likes bright light. It can even stand to have some direct sun for a portion of the day. Just keep it away from afternoon direct sun, otherwise it may scorch its leaves.
Like most Hoya plants, these are succulents and require very little water. For the Curtisii allow soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Succulent and Cactus soil is great for this Hoya, add in some bits of bark as well.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, they have unusual wax flowers that are fuzzy and yellowish green, with hot pink centers. To get it to bloom keep it in very bright conditions. It is also a fragrant smelling flower.
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. But is considered one of the more difficult ones to take root due to its small root structure.
Common Pests: Because this plant hugs tight to the soil, it can harbor fungus gnats, spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Try to keep the watering under control and this should help this situation.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.