Hoya Wayetii (8" pot)
+ Comes in an 8" plastic container with hanger.
Originating from the Philippines, this is a beautiful Hoya with cascading sword shaped leaves. Often confused with the Hoya Kentiana, though these are not the same plant, Hoya Wayetii has a distinct dark red edging to its leaves that the Kentiana does not.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Wayetii / common waxflower
This likes to be a large bushy ball of longish leaves (that can be 3 inches in length), great for a hanging basket, but the Wayetii is also an epiphytic, so can also climb if given the proper substrate to attach to. It can trail or vine up to 9 feet in length.
The Wayetii is not a cold hardy hoya, it prefers warm temperatures, so make sure to keep it in a location that doesn't get below 60 degrees F.
All hoyas prefer bright indirect light, the Wayetii also prefers part shade, so make sure that direct sunlight is not hitting its leaves.
Grown indoors the Wayetii is great in a hanging basket, but due to its tiny roots, it's best not to overwater this plant. Let the soil dry out between waterings (a good indicator is if the soil begins to pull away from the side of the pot), and then thoroughly water the plant, and repeat the drying out.
The Wayetii prefers rich, organic soil with some bark bits or coir thrown in.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. Blooms readily and easily. Maroon/red colored wax flowers. Like most Hoyas, the more indirect bright light it gets, the more likely it will bloom. Make sure to not cut its peduncles, as this is what it uses to flower throughout its life.
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. It is considered an easier Hoya to propagate.
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.