Hoya Linearis - Small
+ Comes in an 4" plastic container
Native to the Himalayas, this beautiful hoya is very distinctive with its fuzzy linear stems that cascade down its pot.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
This trailing plant can grow over 6 feet in length. Its leaves can reach up to 2 inches in length.
This is considered a cold hardy hoya, but it should still not be in temperatures below 50 degrees for too long. Can be grown outdoors in zones 11a-11b. When placed indoors, it doesn't mind being placed in a colder portion of the home. It does not like direct light on its leave though, or extreme heat in summer.
Debatable. Many growers consider this to be the easiest of all hoyas and Many growers consider this to be a very hard hoya. The culprit lies mainly in watering schedule, light, and coolness.
Likes bright indirect light. Lots of it. Do not place this in mid to low light, the plant will not thrive.
As with most Hoyas, the Linearis prefers well-draining soil, and likes to dry out between waterings. Recommended watering once a week, and in the winter times, even less if the soil is damp to the touch.
Well-draining soil. Cactus or succulent mix is great for this plant, with some chunks of coir or bark. This hoya also likes to be root bound, and prefers to stay in their pot for long periods of time, even indefinitely; this can cause the soil to become compacted and aeration methods (e.g. poking holes in the soil) is recommended over time. Fertilize during the summer months.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. The Linearis blossoms fragrant star shaped cluster of white wax flowers, but this will only happen if they are in favorable light condition.
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. The two easiest ways to propagate your Hoya is through stem cuttings that are water propagated or covered in sphagnum moss until roots form. Propagation can take a number of weeks, and you want to make sure not to let them dry out during this time. A quick way to make sure it is getting enough humidity is to put it in a plastic bag.
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.