Zoom Hoya Longifolia
Zoom Hoya Longifolia
Zoom Hoya Longifolia

Hoya Longifolia

$30.00

OVERVIEW

+ Comes in an 6" plastic container. 

Hoya Shepherdii, also just known as the String-bean Hoya, is comprised of long thin leaves and peduncles that look like...well a string-bean. It's these string-bean peduncles that will eventually blossom the cluster of wax flowers.  This hoya was originally found in the Himalayas. 
CLASSIFICATION  / GENUS:   
Apocynaceae / Hoya 
COMMON NAMES:
Hoya Shepherdii / Stringbean Hoya / Hoya Longifolia 
PLANT SIZE: 
This is a great cascading hoya that can reach typically reach 10-12 feet in length.  Their leaves are around 2.5"-5" long. 
COLD HARDINESS: 
Can be grown outside in zones 12, but is much better as an indoor hanging basket plant.  
MAINTENANCE: 
Relatively low Maintenance 
LIGHT: 
Hoya Longifolia prefer bright filtered light with some sun (up to 4 hours). If hung outdoors it prefers dappled shade. 
WATERING: 
The Longifolia likes semi-damp soil. So, watering once a week is recommended. Like other hoyas, do not waterlog or saturate the soil too much. 
SOIL: 
A good mixture of soil for the hoya Longifolia is 50% regular potting soil (or coir) + 25% perlite + 25% orchid bark. The Longifolia really likes the woody bits. 
DOES IT FLOWER? 
Yes. It blossoms white flowers from its string-beans. 
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. 
POSSIBLE ISSUES: 
While it can have common pests as most houseplants, it has proven to be a rather pest resistant hoya, in comparison to say the Hindu Rope...which is essentially a mealy magnet. 

WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.