+ Comes in an 6" plastic container with hanger.
Native to India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Fiji, the Hoya Obovata is often mistaken for a Hoya Kerrii, but unlike the Kerrii which develops distinct heart shaped leaves, these develop a deeper green oblong shape, with silver flecking. Like other Hoyas it is an epiphytic plant, that is found creeping along forest floors and climbing the bases of trees. Quite the prolific grower and great for hanging pots.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Obovata / Round leafed Hoya
Leaves can grow to measure around 4" long and 3" wide. It can develop into a beautiful trailing plant with lengths up to 3 feet long.
While it can withstand a snap of cold weather, the Obovata does not prefer temperatures below the 50s.
Low Maintenance / Great beginner plant
While Hoya Obovata prefers bright indirect light, it can do well in lower light conditions, and a favorite Hoya of Northern climates.
As with most Hoyas, the Obovata prefers well draining soil, and likes to dry out between waterings. Recommended watering once a week, and in the winter times, even less if the soil is damp to the touch.
A good mixture of soil for the Hoya Obovata is 50% regular potting soil (or coir) + 25% perlite + 25% orchid bark. There chunkier vines are very similar to the orchid and can stand to have larger bits of bark in its soil.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. Light pale pink cluster with dark centers of star shaped 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 through stem cuttings. Look along the stem to where you can find tiny roots sprouting, cut below these roots and place directly into moist medium, it should root quickly.
Common Pests: Spider Mites and Mealy bugs. / Common diseases: root rot.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.