Hoya Mathilde Splash
+ Comes in a 4" nursery pot
Originating from Asia, this is a hybrid plant between Hoya Carnosa and Hoya Serpens.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Mathilde / Hoya Mathilde Splash / Hoya Carnosa x Serpens
Leaves are small and round, ranging around 1/2-1.5 inches in diameter.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F.
This is considered a mid maintenance plant. Some of the temperamental qualities of a hoya serpens, but a lot of the ease of a hoya carnosa.
Bright Indirect light.
Like most Hoya plants, these are succulents and require very little water. Water weekly during the summer, and even less in winter time. It is even ok to skip a watering, as they do like to dry out before the next watering. They are sensitive to overwatering.
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.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, a cluster of white wax flowers.
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.
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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.