Hoya Burtoniae

£34.00

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Hoya Burtoniae grows naturally in the Philippines. Due to the confusion in nomenclature and similarities to other species, it is sometimes confused with Hoya tsangii, Hoya bilobata and Hoya DS-70. It creates a climbing habit and grows quite fast. It captivates with small, fleshy, oval-shaped leaves 2 to 6 cm long and 1.5 to 3 cm wide, which grow on long shoots. Thanks to the picturesque and varied coloration, the leaves of this hoi are truly magnificent. Some of them are light green with dark green edges, others have cream, pink and red blush. The leaf blade is covered with a soft fluff that can be felt when touched. In the sun, the leaves turn red and a darker border is formed around the edge of each leaf. Hoya Burtoniae has one of the smallest flowers among hoi An. Dark, pink-red flowers with a yellow center are gathered in showy umbellate inflorescences, they produce a lot of nectar, smell like caramel and last for about 5 days. It’s definitely a hoya that does best in a hanging pot, but can also be grown against supports.

Hoya qualities:

climbing or hanging habit
beautifully colored leaves in shades of red and green
tiny, red-pink flowers with a yellow center
flowers with a sweet caramel fragrance
easy to grow plant

Requirements and care:

Hoya is an easy and graceful plant to grow indoors. Accustomed to harsh conditions in nature, it does not require excessive care and care in the apartment. However, it is worth remembering about its mountain origin and the need for high air humidity. Prefers a warm position with lots of diffused light. It tolerates drought quite well, but the substrate should not be completely dry. However, it is very sensitive to water stagnation and overflow, so the pot should have a lot of drainage holes, and the substrate must be permeable and well drained. It grows best in tight containers, alongside supports or in a hanging form.

The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 14 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 40-50 cm.