+ Comes in an 8" plastic container with hanger.
One of the easiest and fastest growing Hoyas on the market, the Hoya Publicalyx originates from the Philippines.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
It's mature height is 11"-18" and its mature width is around 30"-36". Great as a hanging basket plant, but can be trained to trail.
The Publicalyx can grow outdoors in zone 9-11. While it can withstand a snap of cold weather, it doesn't prefer temperatures below the 50s.
Low Maintenance / Great beginner plant
The Publicalyx loves loves bright indirect light, with some hours of direct sun.
Like most Hoya plants, these are succulents and require very little water. Water weekly during the summer, and even less in winter time. Hoyas are very sensitive to overwatering.
Succulent and Cactus soil is great for this Hoya, add in some bits of bark as well. Hoyas also like to be pot bound, so refrain from upsizing it unless you see substantial roots coming out of the bottom of the pot.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. A cluster of wax flowers. Since we havent seen these bloom yet, we do not know which color they will be.
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.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.