+ 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
Hoya Shepherdii / Stringbean Hoya / Hoya Longifolia
This is a great cascading hoya that can reach typically reach 10-12 feet in length. Their leaves are around 2.5"-5" long.
Can be grown outside in zones 12, but is much better as an indoor hanging basket plant.
Relatively low Maintenance
Hoya Longifolia prefer bright filtered light with some sun (up to 4 hours). If hung outdoors it prefers dappled shade.
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.
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?
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.