I have found the use of alcohol and insecticidal soaps to be worthless, except that alcohol applied to a swab, used to wipe the insects off does a pretty good job but this is extremely impractical in a large collection and could become a full time job. Hoya coriacea, Blume has been known to have as many as 70, each measuring nearly 2 centimetres in diameter. 6 Item(s) Quick View. oramicola, H. australis subsp. These plants produce clusters of star-shaped flowers in shades of white, pink, and red. Yours might need to be watered more or less frequently than mine depending on the pot size, type of soil it’s planted in, the location where it’s growing, and your home’s environment. Br., Hoya pubicalyx). Hoyas are also known as The Hindu Rope or Wax Plant. saniae, H. kerrii, and H. pachyclada. Like many other types of Hoya’s, this species is epiphytic in its natural habitat, which means it’s actually an air plant with crinkly succulent leaves. Add to Wishlist Add to Compare. Treat hoya like a succulent. Others like to learn about their plants' native habitats and try to match climatic and soil conditions to those habitats. Like most other varieties of hoya plants, this species grows very well in their natural habitat. Copyright © 2013-2020 World of Succulents. Hoym was the first one who recognized the beauty and uniqueness of this plant and he brought it into prominence. Each heart leaf is about 2.3” (6 cm) wide, and individual leaves root easily in the soil to create a unique plant in the shape of a heart. A White Hoya Propagating Hoyas. When they bloom in hotter climates, the flowers are pale and white and if they bloom in a cooler region, the flowers are a pale yellow. Hoya, also called wax plant, is a succulent plant with shiny or fuzzy leaves. As it climbs up the trunks of nearby trees, the ants build "dirt-dauber-like" tunnels along its stalks, in order to give their tunnels stability. Hoya ‘Sigillatis’ is very easy to care for as long as you keep it in a bright spot and are careful with water. Give them at least a half day of sunshine, and bring them indoors when temperatures drop below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C). If Vahl's manuscript had been published when it was first submitted there is no doubt that Hoyas would be known as Sperlingias today. There's rarely a burned leaf. Propagate Hoyas by cuttings of top growth, or by leaf cuttings in the same manner as African Violets and Gloxinias. The Hoya kerrii (sweetheart plant or lucky-heart plant) is a cool-looking type of succulent that is grown indoors. Hoya bella is one of more than 40 Hoya varieties and is often referred to as miniature wax plant, small wax flower, wax vine, wax plant or porcelain flower. Sever and pot the new plant when roots have formed. f.). The Hoya Kerri "Sweetheart" Plant, commonly known as the "Hoya Heart", "Wax Heart", or "Lucky Heart" because of its thick, waxy, heart shaped leaves, is a tropical succulent vine that belongs to the Dogbane family. His manuscript was not published until long after his death, it is said, because no publisher was willing to have his name associated with that of a traitor. Some Hoya leaves are smooth and shiny; some are covered with hairs. Aglaonema Anthurium Hoya Syngonium Philodendron Other Agave & San. They belong to the Dogbane family, Apocynaceae, which includes some notable plants such as Dogbane, Oleander, Plumeria, Periwinkle, Golden Trumpet, and Mandevilla. Hoya linearis, Wall. Hoya is a genus of tropical plants in the Asclepiad family. There are many species, but it's not clear how many of them are there exactly. When curiosity gets the better of a novice grower, to the point that he or she orders an advertised catalogue, just to learn why anyone would have the nerve to advertise a catalogue with only one plant in it, shock often results from learning that Hoya is a genus comprised of around 200 different species, plus numerous cultivars. Hoya obscura (Red Wax Plant) is a fast-growing succulent vine with medium-sized veined leaves that range from deep green when grown in… Others use preying insects. Many Hoyas respond to a bit of lime in the potting mix but most of them do better in a very slightly acid compost. Quick View. Asclepiadaceae includes the common roadside milkweeds (Asclepias), the popular succulent Stapeliads, which look more like cacti than Asclepiads and the very interesting Dischidias, whose leaves are often shaped like pouches and urns and serve as homes for ants. This species has two forms, one with glabrous leaves and one with suede textured leaves. to 55 or even more. It is often sold during Valentine’s Day as a single leaf that’s rooted, but while it makes for a wonderful Valentine’s gift, it will not grow into a full plant. Hoya was once part of the Apocinaceae family of plants. A Hoya plant would appreciate the humid conditions alongside any pond, fountain, or other water feature in your landscape. As succulent-like plants, Hoyas are pretty easy to propagate if you want them to grow as big and as beautiful as possible. In a greenhouse with several thousand plants, chemical control is the only practical solution. The plants go semi-dormant in winter. I’ll talk more about Hoyas in another post, but keep this in mind; they have thick, juicy leaves which hold water like a succulent would. Hoyas are, for the most part, very easy to grow. One grower (no longer in business) once listed over 200 different species names. Hoya Kerrii a.k.a. One of the two clones of Hoya mindorensis, Schltr., from the Philippines, which are currently in circulation, comes very close to being a true red. Others are thin and wiry with papery leaves. All rights reserved. Robert Brown was born in Scotland on December 21, 1773. The Hoya Ciliata mainly grows in tropical, subtropical, and Mediterranean regions such as Indonesia and Malaysia according to Kiew Science. Hoya leaves vary in size, texture, colour and venation. Not to fear, this lovely and very fragrant wee hoya will grow very nicely without ants so don't fear growing it. Hoya contains the most beautiful flowers in the family. The only other group of plants with pollinia are the Orchids. They are wax-stemmed and produce beautiful flowers. Many people like to grow them in their home, balcony or garden. If you can afford to hire professional handlers to apply the chemicals, I strongly advise it. Add this striking green succulent to your collection for a real statement. There are a few that begin as upright shrubs but after becoming several feet tall, continue their life as twining vines. This stunning heart-shaped succulent is the perfect gift for any plant lover! Hoyas are also known as The Hindu Rope or Wax Plant. They come in the purest white, varying shades of pink from almost white to rubber-doll or bubble-gum pink, yellowish-pink, yellow, green, purple, brownish-red and brown. Quick View. The most difficult aspect of growing hoyas is finding correctly labelled ones. The secret to survival under less than ideal conditions appears to be providing lots of humidity - very near, but not quite, 100%. There are many other coastal hoyas and many that are found growing, suspended above bayou waters from the branches of Mangrove trees. The average cutting or leaf will produce a blooming plant in two years or less. rupicola, H. australis subsp. This category of tropical plants is also suitable for people without a green thumb and are nice to combine with other plant species. the Sweetheart Hoya is a popular houseplant because of its hardy succulent-like heart shaped leaves. Hoya Heart Leaf Variegated. Many control them with plain old rubbing alcohol. Some have leaves that are mottled with speckles of silvery white (Hoya carnosa, R. SUCCULENTOPEDIA: Browse succulents by Genus, Family, Scientific Name, Common Name, Origin, or cacti by Genus. Some Hoya leaves are smooth and shiny and others are covered with hairs. They are climbing and clambering so they make a very interesting sight in any home. Some are twining vines; some are woody shrubs; some are entirely terrestrial; and some are epiphytes. There, the Hoya plant is highly prized and it's even a subject of legend. Another species (Hoya darwinii, Loher) provides a home for ants in a different way. You can grow the hoya if you live in USDA growing zones 10 through 12, elsewhere you must grow it as a tropical container plant or greenhouse specimen. Humidity provides summer protection too. Hoya plants don’t ask for much, beyond the well-draining soil and the warm, humid conditions that many tropical flowers crave. If you aren’t super familiar with Hoya, which are one of my favorite pet safe plant families, they’re kind of a cross between a plant and a succulent. A plant that says how you feel (without having to say a word). Some, being coastal dwellers can even take a bit of salt spray so if you live near the ocean in a warn climate, you should have no trouble finding a hoya suitable to your conditions. One Atlanta grower lost most of his hoyas last winter because the roots got too dry. Hoya flowers are just as varied as the leaves, despite the fact that all are shaped like five pointed stars. My Hoya roots were given even less water than his and mine thrived. Others dilute it with water and add soap or sticker spreaders to it. They grow in umbels, usually with many flowers per umbel. The number of flowers per umbel varies from one (H. pauciflora, Wight.) Hoya plants (Hoya carnosa is one of the most common hoya varieties) are usually grown in a hanging basket and have earned a spot as a favorite among indoor plants. Once they feed on the mealy bugs, they start looking for other food and that food may not be what you'd like them to feed on. Many people don't care a bit what their hoyas are called - or even, if they have names. The flowers often produce unique, enjoyable fragrance. One, Hoya halophila, Schltr., whose name means "salt lover," was originally discovered growing on the beaches of New Guinea and nearby smaller islands. There are also a large number that are native to mountainous areas, some in calcareous soils and some in soils containing granite and shale. ex D. Don is covered with fine downy hair and greatly resembles masses of Spanish Moss (Tillandsia useneoides) hanging from trees in its native habitat. Robert Brown created Asclepiadaceae in 1810 to accommodate a group of Apocinaceae plants whose characteristics did not fit well into that family. Some say you should wash the alcohol off after it has done its job, but it isn't necessary. The sides are so divided that there is a movement afoot to instigate formal efforts to have the name Hoya conserved since it is the most widely known name. Also when removed from their natural homes they must find other nesting places to their liking. Removing the stalk forces the plant to produce a new stalk, which delays blooming and wastes the plant's energy. Hoya are one of those plants that everyone knows - their grandmother grew one of these twining around the kitchen window, and everyone was amazed at the tiny little pot that it grew in, and the highly scented blooms every year. The definition of succulent plants is similar: plants that store water in leaves, stems, or both. But there is one other very succulent Hoya that is very little known because, well, it is almost unknown in cultivation as it is a still undescribed and unnamed species. In this hoya cluster, a five-pointed star appears within every five-pointed star. Although usually grown as a pendulous hanging basket plant in cultivation, in its habitat it is a tree climber. We usually think of Hoya as succulent and there are, indeed, a lot of succulent hoyas, plus many more that have succulent parts, but the vast majority of them are non-succulent. We compared notes and concluded that the only difference between our growing conditions was that the humidity in my greenhouse was near the saturation level. We in Atlanta learned the hard way a few years ago that preying insects, which are not native to the area can create more problems than they solve. Fertilizer: In spring Hoyas react favorably to feeding. or Sperlingia Vahl came first. It does no harm as long as the sun doesn't hit the plants while they are still wet - it is no different than plain water in that respect. These are easily controlled by systemic insecticides, unless you are opposed to their use. Hoya Heart Leaf Variegated. Individual flowers range in size from as small as four to five millimetres in diameter (Hoya bilobata, Schltr.) Although considered a true succulent, it is more often lost from too little than too much water and grows best mounted on cork or tree fern bark, in a … Although this still Hoya heart is relatively slow-growing. Some say that Brown's publication preceded Vahl's by several days and others argue the other way. I do not use exhaust fans in my greenhouse because I find that mealie bugs are sucked in with the breeze. The best method of pest control is still to avoid them in the first place. LILIRIO Dinosaurs Succulent Plants Pots. This stunning heart-shaped succulent is the perfect gift for any plant lover! Some hoyas are woody; others are soft and succulent. Collectors, in the wild, often find, to their sorrow, that a plant with not a single ant in sight will suddenly come alive with vicious ants, when they cut a stem and try to dislodge a cutting. It is only by chance that hoyas are known today by the name Hoya. The sweetheart succulent plant grows best in bright direct light and well-draining loose soil, with only occasional watering. Until recently it was thought that a true red hoya was not ever likely to appear but recent discoveries make that seem possible. These plants have been enjoyed for decades and they are very popular among many home gardeners. Hoya kerrii plants are native to south-east Asia, and like most succulents are very easy to care for. These young Hoya Kerrii succulents are planted in our signature black and gold pots. Although the plants do not require direct light, they would not do well away from a window, unless you prefer to grow them under fluorescent grow lights. The Hoya plant is known for its thick leaves and a characteristic shape. They are wax-stemmed and produce beautiful flowers. If a living room is the only indoor place you have for growing hoyas, if you want them to bloom, find a place outdoors in summer - under a tree or, better yet, on a screened porch - anywhere that protects them from noonday sun. Hoyas are succulent-like with those fleshy, waxy leaves. They don't like wet feet or heavy soil, and as many grow as epiphytes in nature (similar to bromeliads and orchids). It does one little good to know that Hoya griffithii, Hook.f., for example, is a native to northern India, Sikkim and Nepal, if the plant one buys with that label actually came for an island in the southern part of the Solomons, which is exactly where the one I got so labelled originated. 9. They bloom in clusters and each flower has an orange calyx. Hoya Heart Succulent. Place your Hoya plant in a hanging basket where you can admire it from your favorite seat on the deck or porch. For plant collectors, there are hoyas for every taste and situation. Blue still does not appear to be represented in the Hoya genus. For much of its life, its leaves look like normal leaves, but something will trigger the growth mechanism and cause the lateral margins of some of its leaves to stop growing, while the centres continue to grow. If you’re a fan of dinosaurs or if you want a succulent that’s playful and will put a smile on anyone’s face, this is the product for you. The sheltered golf-ball leaves serve as homes for ants, whose wastes fertilise the host plant and the unsheltered leaves collect rain water which is utilised by the host plants during dry periods. The species of ants that occupy those tunnels are said to sting like the dickens and leave painful, itchy sores with days worth of scratching in their wake. Light: A north window is a good location. There are many different types, species, and cultivars of them all, in a fascinating assortment of shapes, sizes, colors, and unique features ranging from frills to spines and beautiful flowers. There are a few combinations to choose from, including long-necked herbivores and a t-rex. rupicola, oramicola and saniae from Austrailia and Hoya pachyclada from Thailand). Ants build their nests beneath the leaves and contribute to the plant's nourishment. In dry climates more frequent watering may be necessary. Sweetheart hoya plant, also known as Valentine plant or sweetheart wax plant, is a type of Hoya appropriately named for its thick, succulent, heart-shaped leaves. Googled it for more info and curtisii looks nothing like mine. D. Don and Hoya teretifolia, Griff. This hoya has one large, peltate leaf per node and grows closely hugging tree trunks, with the leaves forming shelter for ants. Hoya imbricata, Callery ex Decne. Subscribe now and be up to date with our latest news and updates. Agave Haworthia Sansevieria Bulb & Seeds. Some like to mist the leaves frequently, to clean them and increase humidity…but NOT when the plant is budding or in flower. Hoya is an air plant with succulent leaves and attractive flowers. by 25 cm. The name succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, which means juice. In size they range from a centimetre in length and from two to four millimetres in width (Hoya engleriana, Hosseus) to 25 cm. One of the most succulent of the lot, Hoya kerrii, Craib, has perfect valentine shaped leaves, with the notches at the apexes of the leaves instead of at the bases. The result is leaves that are rolled up into ball shapes, looking much like green golf balls. There is no record of Thomas Hoy's ever having grown a Hoya but surely he must have, since his employer was an avid collector of rare tropical plants. Supply all but the hottest sun. There are hoyas with almost perfectly round leaves and others with linear leaves (Hoya linearis, Wall. In the summer mine gets watered every 7 – 9 days. Planted as a pair of hearts to signify LOVE! Just as hoyas vary in size, they also vary in texture, some being glabrous and shiny and some being quite hairy. The Black Hoya is a succulent … Hoya heart plants are a species of climbing vine in the genus Hoya— also called wax plants. Soil: A moist, well-drained, light soil – African Violet soil with some added perlite – is a good growing medium. ex Hook. Temperature: Give them medium (50 degrees F/10 degrees C) to warm temperatures during the growing season—spring and summer. I bought every single one of them and learned, to my sorrow, that the dealer had only 7 different correctly identified species and one of those was labeled only half right. Many cling to their supports both by twining and by adventitious roots, but others grow as upright shrubs. Hoyas like the security of a snug pot, and plants that are a bit root bound will flower more prolifically than those that are swimming around in a giant pot. and H. macgillivrayi, F. M. Bailey). When one thinks of hoyas one usually thinks of the old favourite, Hoya carnosa, which is better known as "Grandma's Old Fashioned Wax Plant", and lets it go at that, assuming that is all there is to it. Robert Brown named Hoya in honour of his friend and fellow botanist, Thomas Hoy, who was employed as head gardener by the Duke of Northumberland at his estate, Sion House. Hoyas plant has wheel-like clusters of porcelain or waxy flowers. Hoyas plant has wheel-like clusters of porcelain or waxy flowers. He named the new family Asclepiadaceae and included in it all those former Apocinaceae plants having their pollen contained in gelatinous masses called pollinia (singular is pollinium). Bulb Seed Caladium ... View as: Show: per page . All the rest were either duplicates of those seven with different labels or cultivars of them, plus a number of unidentified numbered species. “You can kill it by overwatering it,” Kochenour says. It isn't known what causes this but it has been suggested that it is caused by the presence of formic acid, a by-product of ants. to well over three inches in diameter (Hoya imperialis, Lindl. The flowers typically have stars in their crowns. $24.98. We also usually think of Hoyas as vines but there are many species with little to no vining tendencies. We usually think of Hoya as succulent and there are, indeed, a lot of succulent hoyas, plus many more that have succulent parts, but the vast majority of them are non-succulent. 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