Hoya carnosa plant Care and Instruction
Hoya carnosa is one of the easier Hoya to care for. It can tolerate the drying climate of a room better than other members of the genus and it is less vulnerable to cold temperatures. When grown indoors – the climbing Hoya carnosa can grow quite tall – are usually grown on small trellises or are trained around wire or stakes. When is young and small look attractive when grouped together in a hanging basket. The flowers sometimes drip sticky honeydew that could make a mess on furniture. Allow the flowers to dry and fall off on their own. Hoya spurs produce flowers year after year. By removing spurs (little leafless stem) will have an effect a reduced flowers quantities for the future. The plant’s long vines can be pruned back to keep it compact or instead, prune the main stem to encourage more side shoots that may produce flowers later. The best time to prune is early spring before Hoya carnosa starts their most vigorous time of growth.
Light – Three to four hours a day of sunlight is essential for healthy growth and flowering.
Place – Indoors or Outdoors
Water – During the active growth period water moderately, allowing the top centimeter (0.4 inches) or so of the mixture to dry out between waterings. During the rest period, water is only enough to keep the mixture from drying out.
Fertilizer – Give Hoya carnosa a high-potash liquid fertilizer once every two weeks during the active growth period only.
Temperature – Keep the air temperature above 10°C (50°F) in winter and provide temperatures of 16 to 21°C (60-70°F) in summer.
It is an air-purifying plant.