Hoya Multiflora "Shooting Star"
+ Comes in a 6" plastic container.
Discovered in Indonesia, this hoya creates a beautiful array of wax flowers that resemble a shooting star, hence the name.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Multiflora / Hoya Shooting Star
This is a wonderful trailing hoya that can either be trained to climb or hang from a basket. Tiny oval shaped leaves with light speckles that curl slightly as it matures.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F.
Mid Maintenance. Fast grower and will need to be propagated frequently to keep it from overgrowing.
Bright indirect light, direct sun can scorch its leaves. Can also thrive in low light conditions, but is not favorable.
Like most Hoya plants, these are succulents and require very little water. Water weekly during the summer, and even less in winter time. This hoya prefers humidity and warmth, so dont let it dry out completely, but it hates a wet pot. Do not overwater.
General all purpose soil, heavily mixed in with bits of charcoal, perlite, and bits of bark and/or coconut husk.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, prolific bloomer. It gets its name shooting star as its flowers look like a cascade of firework flowers. It can produce a lot of dripping nectar in blooming season, so place appropriately in your home.
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, Mealy bugs, Scale / 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.