Hoya ‘Rosita’ is a treat for collectors and lovers of these plants. It is perfect for growing in hanging containers and will be a great decoration near the eastern window.
Hoya ‘Rosita’ is a hybrid that was created from the crossing of Hoya Wayetii and Hoya Tsangii and combines the best of both plants. Long leafy shoots are small, green, lanceolate leaves with a slightly glossy surface. In a sunny position, the edges of the leaves acquire dark, brown margins, and red and cherry blushes appear on the upper side of the blade. The intensity of the dyeing and the appearance of speckled discoloration depends on the light conditions. In darker places the leaves will be green, in sunny places more cherry. Apart from decorative and color-changing leaves. Hoya ‘Rosita’ captivates with its beautiful, very aromatic flowering. The flowers, although small, have a lot of charm. They have a ball-shaped form, a deep red color with a brown-orange center, and are gathered 5-25 each in spectacular, hanging, umbellate inflorescences. They give off a sweet smell, and drops of nectar often collect on them. The flowers stay on the plant for several days and look beautiful with green-red leaves.
Advantages of Hoya Rosita:
climbing or hanging habit
green leaves with a brown margin and a red blush
small, fragrant flowers of dark red color
easy to grow plant
a rarity for collectors
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 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. 35-40 cm.