The Hoya Imbricata "Silver Leaves" is one of the beautiful Hoyas that we have in the range at Plantique.
The Hoya is originally from tropical areas and is named after Thomas Hoy. There are huge types of Hoyas, of which 520 have now been recognized. Hoyas have a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors, but this plant is especially popular because of the beautiful five -pointed flowers in star shape that can occur.
The Hoya is a slow grower who likes to be in a light -hearted, well -draining substrate. This plant with tropical roots is generally a slightly moist, to moist soil. However, prevent wet feet, because that can cause root rot. The top layer of soil may dry up before new water is given. It is best to give water at room temperature. During the growing period, the water requirement is greater than in the autumn and winter. In the growing season you can support the plant by adding food to the water gift once a month.
Due to the origin of the Hoya, warm temperatures and high humidity are desirable. The minimum temperature that the Hoya can generally tolerate is 14˚C. This plant prefers to be even warmer. To raise the humidity, the Hoya can be sprayed regularly. A humidifier can also be used.
The Hoya is an air -purifying plant and generally likes to stand on a location with clear, indirect sunlight. If this plant is too dark, growth can slow down and no flowers will be created. Do not put this plant in direct sunlight, because that can damage the leaves.