We have a few plants available at a drastically reduced price due to damage sustained in transit - we believe these plants were overwatered before arriving with us and this has caused some discolouration and leaf loss (combined with some physical leaf damage). We have tried to take photos which accurately demonstrate this damage - these plants would be best as a rehab project/to be split or used for propagation. Please see last 3 photos for some of the exact plants available.
Potsize (diameter): 14 cm, Approx Height: 25 cm.
The Hoya Carnosa Compacta or 'Hindu Rope Plant' is suitably named for its thick, rope like vines made up of many curved leaves. This plant is very slow growing so it takes quite some time for it to reach this impressive stage of maturity.
One of our pet friendly options for those of you with furry friends who like to nibble on your plants!
Other common names for Hoya are: Wax plant, Waxvine, Honey Plant and Porcelain Flower. They are relatively easy to care for and are known to have air-purifying qualities. Their leaves are thick and full like a succulents, they can store a lot of water in them so you are more likely to over water this plant than underwater it. If you treat them right, Hoyas have been know to live for decades!
Hoya are a vining plant, they will happily hang off of a shelf or in a hanging basket but if you give them a trellis or pole they will rapidly climb it. If you look after your Hoya right, it will reward you by sending out cluster of star-shaped flowers which form on the stems.
You may be interested in our selection of Golden Plant Stakes.
Light: Bright, indirect light will make this plant thrive. They can grow in a lower light, however it will stunt growth and the plant will not flower.
Water: Allow the top half of soil to dry out before watering during growing months. During the winter reduce watering considerably.
Food: During growing months apply a weak fertiliser once a month.
Humidity: Will tolerate a normal household humidity however for increased growth and bigger leaves an increased humidity will be ideal.