Hoya Polyneura (Starter)
+ Comes in a 4" plastic container.
Leaves are shaped like a fishtail, which is why its nicknamed the fishtail hoya. It is a wonderful hoya when cultivated correctly, but requires a bit more attention than other hoyas, to get it thriving.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Polyneura / Fishtail Hoya
This is considered a good hanging basket hoya.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F.
Mid - High Maintenance. Requires good moisture in the soil and humidity
Bright indirect light, no direct sunlight. Polyneura do not like direct sun. Can also thrive in low light conditions, but is not favorable.
Unlike most Hoya plans, which require very little watering. These hoyas like to have semi moist soil. Recommend to water twice a week, without over-saturating the soil. . 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 whitish wax flowers with a purplish red center.
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.