Hoya elliptica
Hoya elliptica
Hoya elliptica

Hoya elliptica

$25.00

Hoya elliptica has beautiful faint white veining on the leaves that resemble a turtle’s shell. This fast growing Hoya has relatively thin leaves. It produces beautiful white flowers with a delicious sweet fragrance that has been described as similar to sweet bread.

The genus Hoya is a group of largely epiphytic flowering plants native to mainly Southeast Asia with many species also native to Australia. As such, it is relatively easy to grow and flower in our local tropical climate. We recommend using our Tropical Rainforest Epiphytic Potting Mix with this plant (available online). 

Keep your Hoyas generally in bright shade. A few hours of gentle direct sunlight can encourage faster growth and more blooms. Do not cut off the flower stalks, which are also known as peduncles, as Hoyas can re-bloom from the same stalk over and over again. It is fairly common for Hoyas to 'abort' blooms and new leaves, but do not worry too much as they can easily bounce back. Instead, ensure that the plant is getting sufficient light, and is not over or under-watered. To prevent over watering, make sure succulent leaves are slightly soft and that the medium is completely dry before watering.

Care Guide

Light: Bright shade to some gentle direct sunlight

Water: Water when medium is completely dry or when leaves loose turgidity

Humidity: Average

Medium: Our Tropical Rainforest Epiphytic Potting Mix, available online

Propagation: Propagates easily with stem cutting

Not safe for pets.

Disclaimer

This product comes in a nursery pot. Blooms and peduncles may not be present on your plant.

We are committed to sending you the healthiest plants we have. 

As no two plants are alike, yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality, please expect this natural variation from the photos.