HOYA Imbricata - 2.5"
HOYA Imbricata - 2.5"
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HOYA Imbricata - 2.5"

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What a weird Hoya! The Imbricata is a special, rare variant which is "epiphytic". This means than rather having a main stalk and growing new stems and leaves from it, Hoya Imbricata grows by sending out its vines and leaves up trees and branches. Once in an optimal position, the leaves form a "cup" on the tree surface, which is then used by ants! The ants benefit from the plant giving them shelter, and the plant benefits from the ants' waste.

  • Hoyas are also known as “Wax Flowers” or “Wax Vines”, or "Porcelain Plants", but the Imbricata has an additional common name of "Ant Plant" as well.
  • Hoya Imbricata require special care due to their needsrequirements, and can be a bit picky. A very slow-growing plant, it can take some testing to figure out what a specific plant might want/need.
  • Hoya Imbricata, like most other hoyas, requires bright indirect, or filtered light.
  • Try to keep your Imbricata in warm (30-35 degrees), humid environments (at least 70%, but 90% is preferrable). The more humidity the plant receives, the better, and the likelier it will move out of 'torpor' and finally start growing.
  • Imbricata actually prefer to have their soil lightly moist at all times (think of the level of moisture in a wrung-out sponge).
  • Due to their love of humidity and moisture, they make great terrarium plants! Keeping them in terrariums means that it'll be much easier to maintain moisture, and reduce the chance that the plant will dry out.
  • You can also add very diluted (10%) general fertilizer to its water to help try and stimulate growth.
  • Needs support! Since they are epiphytes, they will require a good, solid surface to support it so that it can continue to grow, and create new leaves and vines (new leaves which grow close to a solid support will not be "clasped" like the one pictured).


NOTE: Every plant is different, and may present their colours/variegation differently from the one pictured. Some will quickly develop more variegation when exposed to greater light levels, while others might stubbornly remain more green than anything else. This is normal. Continue to allow your plant access to ample light and it should reward you for your efforts.

If concerned, please ask for a photo of the particular plant you would receive prior to shipping/picking up your order.