One of the beautiful Hoyas in our assoritment is Hoya archboldiana.
Incidentally, the Hoya is native to tropical regions and was named after Thomas Hoy. There are huge varieties of Hoyas, of which 520 have now been recognised. Hoyas have a wide variety of leaf shapes and colours, but this plant is especially popular for the beautiful star-shaped five-pointed flowers that can appear.
Hoya is a slow grower that likes to be in an airy, well-draining substrate. In general, this plant with tropical roots is naturally used to slightly moist, to damp soil. Avoid wet feet, however, as this can cause root rot. The top layer of soil should be allowed to dry out before watering again. It is best to give water at room temperature. During the growing period, water needs are higher than in autumn and winter. During the growing season, you can support the plant by adding nutrition to the watering once a month.
Because of the Hoya's origin, warm temperatures and high humidity are desirable. The minimum temperature the Hoya can generally tolerate is 14˚C. Preferably, this plant stands even warmer. To increase humidity, Hoya may be watered regularly. A humidifier can also be used.
Hoya is an air-purifying plant and generally likes a location with bright, indirect sunlight. If this plant is too dark, growth may slow down and no flowers will be produced. Do not put this plant in direct sunlight, as this can damage the leaves.