Hoya Krohniana Eskimo
Hoya Krohniana ‘Eskimo’ is a small, but very charming and distinctive variety with delightfully colored, fine leaves. The leaves have an elongated, heart-shaped shape without an indentation at the base and a sharp tip, they are small and reach a maximum of 2.5 cm in length and 1.5 cm in width. On their surface, a large number of silver spots are visible, which may be associated with a layer of icing covering the gill. The leaves are uniquely colored, some are covered with silvery pollen and irregular spots of various sizes, others are completely covered with a silvery color. For beautiful coloring, this variety needs more light than other hoya varieties. In addition, with a lot of light, its edges will turn red and dark brown, while in too dark a place the leaves will turn green. The shoots can be led at the supports, but they also look good hanging down. A peculiar feature of hoya ‘Eskimo’ is eager, trouble-free and abundant flowering and rapid growth. The flowers are cream-white with a yellow crown, approx. 6 – 8 mm in diameter and gathered 15 – 25 in flat half-bald trees. They give off a strong aroma that is most noticeable at night and stay on the plant for up to 4-5 days. Hoya krohniana ‘Eskimo’ is a must-have for any hoya collector. Its intense fragrance can transform interiors into a sweet-smelling paradise.
Advantages of “Krohniana ‘Eskimo”
- climbing or hanging habit
- small, heart-shaped leaves
- silvery, mottled color
- strongly scented umbels of white-cream flowers
- collector’s plant
Requirements and care for Hoya ” Krohniana ‘Eskimo'”
Hoya is an easy and graceful plant to grow indoors. Accustomed to harsh conditions in nature, it does not require excessive care and attention 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. A suitable substrate is a universal substrate. It grows best in tight containers, alongside supports or in a hanging form.
The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 12 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 25-30 cm.