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.

Water: These hoya prefer moist soil. Water lightly when soil feels dry to touch. Avoid letting it sit in standing water for prolonged periods of time, as this may lead to rot. 

Light: Hoyas thrive when exposed to bright, indirect sunlight. 

Soil: Does best in a well draining, tropical potting soil. One containing bark, moss, and vermiculite is ideal. 

Humidity: Hoya Imbricata is a big fan of humidity. Mist daily, keep on a pebble tray or near a humidifier to keep this guy happy, 

Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month using a dilute solution of liquid houseplant fertilizer. 

Tip: This specific variety of hoya prefers higher temperatures (30-35 degrees). Hoya Imbricata also 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.