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10 - 20cm Hoya Caudata 10.5cm Pot House Plant

House Plant
£39.99 £34.99

Delivery Time: Delivered within 1-2 working days. £6.99 for Unlimited Plants

These plants are kept in optimal conditions at their specialist growers until ordered. This means they take little longer to be delivered, but quality is assured. Please allow up to 7 days for these to be delivered.

Hoya caudata is a captivating species within the Hoya genus, admired for its striking foliage and stunning floral displays. This epiphytic plant hails from various regions in Southeast Asia, where it thrives in tropical environments. Hoya caudata boasts waxy, ovate leaves that often feature splashes of silver, gold, or even a reddish tinge, depending on the variety and growing conditions. The leaves themselves can vary in texture and are sometimes slightly pubescent, adding to their allure. One of the most spectacular aspects of Hoya caudata is its flowers. The plant produces clusters of star-shaped blooms that are typically creamy white with a pink or red center, exuding a sweet fragrance, especially during the evening.

Care Guide:

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while insufficient light may hinder bloom production. A spot near an east or west-facing window, shielded by sheer curtains, is ideal.

  • Water: Water thoroughly, allowing the top few centimeters of soil to dry out between waterings. Hoya caudata stores water in its leaves, making it somewhat drought-tolerant. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure good drainage.

  • Humidity: Enjoys high humidity, typical of its native habitat. Aim for humidity levels of 60% or higher. This can be achieved with a humidifier, regular misting, or placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water.

  • Temperature: Thrives in warm conditions, with ideal temperatures ranging from 18°C to 27°C (65°F to 80°F). Protect the plant from drafts and ensure the temperature does not drop below 15°C (59°F).

  • Feeding: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength to avoid overfeeding. Reduce fertilization in the autumn and winter months.

  • Soil: A well-draining, airy potting mix is essential. An orchid mix or a combination of peat, perlite, and pine bark works well, providing the necessary drainage and aeration.

  • Repotting: Hoya caudata prefers to be slightly root-bound, so repotting is only necessary every 2-3 years or when the plant has clearly outgrown its pot. Use a pot only slightly larger than the current one to prevent excess soil moisture.

  • Support: Being an epiphyte, Hoya caudata benefits from being grown on a support, such as a trellis or a moss pole, to mimic its natural climbing habit.

  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is required. Prune to remove any dead or yellowing leaves and to shape the plant as desired. Avoid removing the long tendrils, as these will produce flowers.

  • Pests and Problems: Watch out for pests like aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations early with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure not to overwater, as this is a common issue leading to root rot.

Hoya caudata is a relatively easy plant to care for, provided its basic needs are met. With its eye-catching foliage and exquisite blooms, it makes a beautiful addition to any indoor plant collection, offering a piece of the tropics right in your home.

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Our custom made boxes are perfect for transporting your new plants straight from our Yorkshire tropical nursery direct to your door. We use a next day DHL service as standard, allowing plants to be delivered as fast as possible.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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