+ Comes in a 4" nursery pot
Originating from South-east Asia, Hoya Manipurensis is one unique hoya, over the years it has moved into different classifications and had many different names, but what we can tell you about this hoya, is it is a joyful one to have in any collection. The leaves are stiff and triangular shaped, just a true weirdo in the hoya world.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Manipurensis / Micholitzia obcordata / Dischidia obcordata
Leaves are smallish and triangular shaped
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F.
Mid maintenance. The key to success with this hoya is to not let it dry out. it likes an even airy soil that is moist (not damp).
Bright indirect light, direct sun can scorch its leaves. Can also thrive in low light conditions, but is not favorable.
Unlike most hoyas, this one requires a bit more moisture than most. It does not like to dry out, but does not like to have soggy soil either. It does like a consistent dampness though.
General all purpose soil, heavily mixed in with bits of charcoal, perlite, and bits of bark. Orchid mix will sometimes have all three of these items to mix in with an all purpose soil. add in some bits of bark as well. Hoyas like to be pot bound, so only upsize when ready. As mentioned above, this hoya likes to have an airy soil, but likes to have it consistently moist.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, a cluster of small brownish/reddish star flowers at its stalk
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 can be propagated anytime using stem tip cuttings. The stems produce aerial roots which can root easily when inserted into a moist medium. Allow your cuttings to dry for a day before planting.
Common Pests: Spider Mites and Mealy bugs / Common diseases: root rot due to overwatering.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.