Hoya sp. aff Burtoniae
+ Comes in a 2.5" plastic pot.
Originating from the Philippines, this is considered a small leaf hoya. One of the most confusing hoyas out there, in regards to its name, it has been mistaken as a bilobata, ds-70, green form Burtoniae, etc etc. Safe to say, the tell tale sign are its pubescent leaves and its flowers. 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 Burtoniae sp. aff
Trailing plant, can trail 4'-5' if given the opportunity.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a and up. It doesn't tolerate temps below 50 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. Though this hoya does like to have its soil semi wet from time to time. In the winter it also likes an increase in humidity.
Succulent and Cactus soil is great for this Hoya, add in some bits of bark as well.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, they have reddish wax flowers. NOTE: never cut off the peduncles of a hoya, this will stunt its blooming growth.
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. Cut off a strand, and water propagate this one before sticking it into soil.
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.