Green and cream variegated, heart shaped foliage. The leaves are thick, succulent like, quite large and definitely heart shaped. The flowers are soft pink with a deeper pink centre.
Hoya flowers have a sweet fragrance that is strongest in the cool night air. The blooms open in bunches on stalks called peduncles. When they stop blooming it is best to remove them.
POSITION Hoyas thrive in bright, indirect light. Can be grown indoors, or outdoors in a protected area. Do not place in direct sunlight as it will scorch the foliage.
WATER Water Hoyas well over spring and summer, then allow the soil or potting mix to almost dry out before watering again. In autumn and winter allow the planting medium to dry out before watering again.
SOIL Plant Hoyas into a loamy, free draining soil or potting mix. They may take a year or two to really flower and they are at their best when they are pot bound. Use a fertiliser high in Potash and spray some on the leaves to promote flowering.
PEST AND DISEASES Hoyas are generally fairly easy to grow, especially if kept pest-free. They are very susceptible to stem and root mealy bug, which can be fought easily with organic pesticides, and damage from these can initiate fungal attack. Any time when there is a dead or dying stem in the pot it is important to remove it immediately and completely before other healthy stems can become ill too, isolate the healthy parts, dry them off, and re-root them in new compost.
Pictured here in a 13cm pot, it will be posted potted.