Hoya Pseudo Littoralis
+ Comes in a 4" nursery pot (plant in photograph is what you will receive.)
Pseudo Littoralis was first discovered by LJ Brass in 1934 in Papua New Guinea. It generally has oval shaped pointy tipped leaves that are uniformly green, new growth can come in often bronzish. With bright, some hours of direct light, the leaves can be mottled with yellow and pink tones. Sometimes they leaves curl and can have a mottled look.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Pseudolittoralis / Pseudo Littoralis / Hoya pseudolittoralis C. Norman
Leaves are roundish with pointy leaf tips. The leaves can grow 3 inches in length and 1 inch in width. It is an epiphytic plant, so generally likes to creep and grab onto things. A hanging basket or a trellis to climb is ideal for this hoya.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F.
Mid Maintenance. Primarily to upkeep its mottled coloration requires it to get some direct hours of sun without burning the plant. Upkeep is needed in turning the plant and watching for any signs of stress, while still allowing it to live its best life with its beautiful coloration.
Bright indirect light, with some hours of direct sun to bring out the color.
Like most Hoya plants, these are succulents and require very little water. Water weekly during the summer, and even less in winter time. It is even ok to skip a watering, as they do like to dry out before the next watering. They are sensitive to overwatering.
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, a cluster of white flowers with a pink crown. Scented.
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 due to overwatering.
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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.