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Hoya Plants

The Hoya Plant is one of the easiest plants to grow and are often fragrant. The wax plant, as it is sometimes called, loves to be ignored and they are part of the succulent family. They do well in hanging baskets both indoors and out, they can be put in a tree or on a trellis. Hoyas like bright indirect light, many can take partial sun... The plant has gorgeous blooms that are called umbels. This is a bonus to the already beautiful plant. Each plant has its own personality. The older the plant the more magnificent the blooms. Hoya plants have a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors.

Australis

There are many different subspecies of Hoya australis, but the flowers are almost always the same. White corolla with some red under the white corona.

Carnosa

This is probably the most seen hoya plant. Dark green oval shaped leaves with splashes of silver flowers are pink with little yellow stars and a red center.

Carnosa Tricolor

Carnosa Krimson Queen

This is another carnosa however this plant can be distinguished by the white or cream border on its leaves. Often there are sports or mutations or seedlings.

Compacta

Compacta also known as Hindu Rope is a slower growing plant with leaves that are spaced close together in a twisted and scrunched form. Care needs to be taken when growing this plant as mealy bugs can easily hide in the tight crevices on this plant. It is grown best in a high light situation. In lower light the plant will not flower.

Compacta Variegata

Compacta Varigated is also known as Hindu Rope is a slower growing plant with leaves that are spaced close together in a twisted and scrunched form. The leaves have a more blue green hue to them and they are surrounded with a white edge. Care needs to be taken when growing this plant as mealy bugs can easily hide in the tight crevices on this plant. It is grown best in a high light situation. In lower light the plant will not flower.

Curtsii

This hoya is a slow grower to start, when it takes off it gets to be a very showy looking plant. The greenish purple, very flected small round leaves with a point are very pretty and form a nice full basket.

Dischidia Irian Jaya 28

Dischidia ovata

Diptera

Kerrii

Also known as the sweetheart plant or the Valentines Hoya. Kerrii is a slow grower in my opinion, it is often sold as single leaves planted in a small pot. These small pots rarely if ever grow into a plant and should be avoided.

Kerrii (variegated)

As above this is also known as the sweetheart plant or the Valentines Hoya however this is varigated with a white edge and green center to the leaf. Kerrii is a slow grower in my opinion, it is often sold as single leaves planted in a small pot. These small pots rarely if ever grow into a plant and should be avoided.

Kentiana (variegated)

From the Phillipines, this hoya is a rapid grower, its long slender leaves are slightly rolled to the center and have a creamy white mid section and a darker green boarder and sometimes a tint of red or pink.

Krinkle 8

This Hoya is extremely easy to grow. It looks very nice in a hanging basket outside in bright filtered light in frost free areas or indoors by a window. The leaves on this H. carnosa are more unusual, they have 8 "crinkles" or "dimples." The flowers are like all carnosas; pink with reddish center and smells like chocolate at night!

Limoniaca

This fast growing hoya has lighter green oval pointed leaves and makes a great hanging plant. Although not quick to flower the flowers are really something worth waiting for. They can have anything from pale yellow to more mustard yellow corollas, white coronas with yellow tips and red centers.

Mathilde

This is a cross between H. carnosa and H. serpens that is a very nice plant. A fairly compact plant with small oval leaves and a small splash of silver. It is great in a hanging basket and easy to train into shape as the vines are not thick or brittle.

MinniBelle

Hoya 'Minibelle' is a cross between Hoya shepherdii and Hoya carnosa. It is named after the hybridizer's wife Minibelle Hummel. There is also a sister seedling to 'Minibelle' and it's called 'Shepherdell'. The long narrow leaves have inherited both parents charm, i e the length of shepherdii and the flecks from carnosa. The leaves are 10-12 cm long and about 2 cm wide. If this hoya is grown a little darker the leaves can get to be over 20 cm long, dark green and the flecks are more prominent.

Polyneura

This hoya comes from Himalaya and India and it was described in 1883. A hoya most suitable for growing hanging, although the rather stiff branches can grow quite long before they bend down. The leaves are 6-8 cm long, 2.5-4 cm wide, light green with darker green prominent veins. It's often called "fishtail hoya" because of the pattern the veins make. It's supposed to grow fast and since the flowers mostly develop at the tips of the branches, many cuttings in the same pot promotes more chances of flowers.

Pottsii Caust

Dark green, fleshy leaves - allegedly blooms greenish blue flowers with white centers. Leaves are a long oval shape with a point similar in size to carnosa but much thinner in substance.

pubicalyx 'Jungle Garden'

an easy splotched leaf cultivar. Water well and allow to dry out thoroughly - a semi-fast growing cultivar that resembles the well know Hoya carnosa.