Hoya pubicalyx 'Splash'

Hoya pubicalyx 'Splash'

Propagation

Stem cuttings – Cut a length of stem from the top with at least three nodes. The cutting should have at least one leaf – remove lower ones. Let stem sit for 12 hours until the cut heals over. Place in pot with soil, so the node is 4 inches under. Water and keep in a warm, bright location.

Light

Bright, indirect (filtered) light

Water

When the top 2 inches of soil are dry

Growth

Fast

Temperature

60-75F

Humidity

60% and above

About

Hoya Splash features deep-green shiny, waxy leaves with white, light green, and silver mottled patterning. The leaves are narrow, lance-shaped, and abundant. Sometimes, the leaves show pinkish splashes. The stems are purplish-gray. It is a vining Hoya that grows 8-10 feet long. Hoya Splash produces dark pink, fragrant star-shaped flowers in dense, rounded clusters. The blooms smell reminiscent of cocoa and vanilla.


Hoya pubicalyx is often mistaken for Hoya carnosa; the difference is in the leaf shape. Leaves on H.carnosa are shorter, wider, and thicker than H.pubicalyx. Hoya pubicalyx is originally from the Philippines and was first described to science in 1918. There are dozens of variegated cultivars of this Hoya species.

Other Notes

Hoya pubicalyx takes 1-2 years to bloom. If your Hoya isn't blooming, it probably isn't getting enough light.

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