Hoya Parasitica 'Black Margin'
+ Comes in a 6" plastic container.
Wonderful beginner hoya plant. It will develop black lines along the leaves with bright light and some direct sun. Sweet smelling flower.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Parasitica / Parasitica Black Margins
This is a wonderful trailing hoya that can either be trained to climb or hang from a basket. The leaves get very long in size varying from 2-5 inches.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F.
Low Maintenance. Great beginner plant. Fast grower.
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.
General all purpose soil, heavily mixed in with bits of charcoal, perlite, and bits of bark and/or coconut husk.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, they blossom a cluster of greenish white wax flowers with purplish centers
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.