Hoya Parasitica ‘Black Margin’


Hoya Parasitica ‘Black Margin’
An unusual and rare variety for sale, which will make happy hoyomaniacs, but also all plant lovers. Hoya ‘Black Margin’ impresses with its great appearance and large leaves. Long shoots are covered with oval, pointed leaves with a shiny surface, the edges of which are framed by a thin black margin, emphasizing their shape. The leaf blade has a notched texture, with distinct concave grooves between the veins, which gives it a three-dimensional impression. Thanks to its beautifully shaped leaves and interesting texture, the plant is decorative even when it is not blooming. Under the right growing conditions, hoya ‘Black Margin’ blooms with spherical umbels of small, creamy-greenish flowers in the shape of five-pointed stars with a purple eye in the center. The flowers look like they are formed of wax and exude a sweet fragrance around them. The plant looks most beautiful when grown in hanging containers, on tall flowerbeds and shelves, or in a climbing form. It is a collector’s variety, but easy to grow, so it will also be suitable for beginner home gardeners.

Advantages of Hoya Parasitica ‘Black Margin’

  • attractive leaf shape
  • interesting texture of the leaf blade
  • overhanging or creeping habit
  • aromatic, creamy-greenish flowers with a purple eye
  • easy to grow plant
  • hoya for collectors
  • uncomplicated cultivation

    Requirements and care Hoya Parasitica ‘Black Margin’

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 fertilizer for flowering plants is adapted to the plant’s requirements.

The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 12 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 30-35 cm.