Hoya kerrii is also known as the sweetheart plant because of its large, heart-shaped leaves. The flowers are furry and cream yellow on the outside and a waxy, wine red in the center. It does not typically produce any scent, but does produce a noticeable amount of nectar that can drip and stain furniture.
Hoya pachyclada is a free-flowering, strongly fragrant Hoya, with clusters of waxy white flowers produced. The scent is anywhere from cinnamon to floral, and is pleasantly powerful, especially at night. Its leaves are large and coin shaped, and grow in a neat manner.
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.
This crafted piece has both Hoya kerri (heart shaped thick leaves) and Hoya pachyclada beautifully crafted onto a hanging drift.
Light: Bright shade to some gentle direct sunlight
Water: Water when medium is completely dry or when leaves loose turgidity
Medium: Our Tropical Rainforest Epiphytic Potting Mix, available online
Propagation: Propagates easily with stem cutting
Not safe for pets.
This product comes in a nursery pot. Blooms and peduncles may not be present on your plant.
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As no two plants are alike, yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality, please expect this natural variation from the photos.