+ Comes in an 6" plastic container with hanger.
The Hoya Bella originating from India, Thailand, and Burma, is a bushy perennial, bearing tiny triangle shaped. It is also a very fast growing hoya. Fun fact: Hoyas are considered scent mimickers, and some species can smell like honey, root bear, camphor, or rotten chicken, almost like natures very own scratch and sniff. Luckily the Bella is known to be more of the sweet smelling variety.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya lanceolata ssp. bella
The plant averages about 8 inches high with a spread of 20 inches.
The Bella does not prefer temperatures below 50 degrees F.
Relatively low Maintenance
Hoya Bella prefers bright indirect sunlight, avoid any direct light on their delicate leaves.
Unlike most hoyas, the hoya bella does not like to be completely dried out before a next watering. It likes to have semi damp soil, and it prefers to be misted almost daily. As this mimics the humid environment it grew in.
The Bella thrive in peat (or loam based compost), mixed with sand, orchid bark and charcoal, with some perlite mixed in. They like to be root bound, so do not repot too often.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. It blossoms tiny white flowers with pink centers. It will blossom year round in the right conditions.
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 are easily propagated, and quite encouraged to make for a bushier plant versus a leggier one. Due to the fast nature that these Hoyas grow, some cut their plants in the fall to propagate for next spring, the mother plant will grow her stems back out to practically the same size by the time the cuttings are ready to go in spring.
Common Pests: Spider Mites and Mealy bugs. / Common diseases: root rot. / Most common demise of this plant is letting it dry out too much between waterings.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.