All About the Hoya Plant
The hoya plant is a beautiful vine that produces star shaped flowers. There are many varieties of this plant, and the flowers produced range in color from yellow to pink, white, purple, and blue. They are easy to grow, and do not require much maintenance. They love direct sunlight, and do not need a lot of water. In fact hoyas should only be watered when they are completely dried out. Hoyas do well in hanging baskets and can be kept indoors as well as outdoors.
The hoya plant is a succulent so they do not need a lot of water. They are also known as wax plants and wax flowers because of the thickness of their leaves and flowers. If you notice that your hoya plant is yellowing, this means that the leaves or vines are starting to turn yellow; you should stop watering your plant. Too much water will cause root rot, and you do not want to deal with that situation.
Although it is easy to care for a hoya ,it is not always easy for a hoya plant to flower. In order to make your hoya plant flower it is important to make sure the vines are growing long. When I first received my hoya plant I kept burying the vines so they would root and the plant would grow stronger, but now I know that I need long vines for the spectacular flowers to grow.
Another important factor in getting your hoya plant to flower is the pot size. Many plants do not like to be root bound so you transplant them accordingly, but the hoya plant is an exception. The hoya plant enjoys crowded roots, and it will thrive this way. This is another reason the hoya plant is so easy to take care of.
Hoya plants that have flowered leave spur where the flower was. Do not remove this. This will not cause more flowers this will cause less if removed. This spur is where the hoya plant will have flowers the next year so leave it on there and you will receive gorgeous flowers again and again.
Another important part of hoya maintenance is the soil. Hoyas can die from overwatering so it is important to make sure the have good drainage. Coarse potting materials, rocks, and mulch, moss, and perlite are excellent additions to your soil.
Watering is a main problem with hoyas, but they do like some water. Hoyas do not like to be over watered , but they do like to be misted so if you have the time try misting them with a spray bottle once in awhile. If you are underwatering your hoya plant the leaves will become crinkly and curled with a weird texture so make sure to monitor your watering habits with hoyas.
Hoyas are lovely plants with beautiful flowers and a great scent. These plants can be taken care of with little work, and should be treasured. I hope this information on hoyas has been helpful to you, and I hope your flowers bloom every year!
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