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Hoya lacunosa

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4in pot

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Hoya lacunosa is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. This species is a member of the Hoya genus, which includes a large number of tropical and subtropical plants commonly known as wax plants or hoyas. Here are some key characteristics and care tips for Hoya lacunosa:

  1. Appearance:

    • Hoya lacunosa is a compact and trailing plant with succulent, leathery leaves.
    • The leaves are typically small, elliptical to lanceolate in shape, and have a dark green color.
    • Clusters of fragrant, waxy flowers appear on the plant, and these flowers are usually white or pale pink with a star-shaped structure.
  2. Fragrance:

    • One of the notable features of Hoya lacunosa is its sweet and pleasant fragrance, especially emitted by its flowers. The fragrance is often described as having a sweet and spicy scent.
  3. Light Requirements:

    • Provide bright, indirect light for Hoya lacunosa. It can tolerate some dappled sunlight but should be protected from harsh, direct sunlight.
  4. Temperature:

    • Maintain a warm environment for this tropical plant. It thrives in temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C).
  5. Watering:

    • Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Hoya lacunosa prefers slightly drier conditions between waterings but should not be allowed to completely dry out.
  6. Humidity:

    • While Hoya lacunosa can tolerate average humidity, it appreciates higher humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the plant in a humid environment can be beneficial.
  7. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining potting mix with added organic matter. A mix designed for orchids or aroids is often suitable.
  8. Fertilization:

    • Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the dormant winter months.
  9. Potting:

    • Hoya lacunosa is well-suited for hanging baskets or containers with good drainage. It's also a popular choice for terrariums or indoor gardens.
  10. Propagation:

    • Propagation can be done through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with a node and place it in a well-draining potting mix. Roots typically develop at the nodes.
  11. Pests:

    • Keep an eye out for common pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect the plant and take appropriate measures if an infestation occurs.

Hoya lacunosa is a charming and relatively easy-to-care-for plant, making it a favorite among hoya enthusiasts and indoor plant lovers. Its fragrant flowers and trailing growth habit add to its appeal as a decorative and low-maintenance houseplant.