10 - 20cm Hoya Clemensiorum Sumatra 10.5cm Pot House Plant

House Plant
£44.99

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 clemensiorum, particularly the variety originating from Sumatra, is a rare and highly sought-after species within the Hoya genus, known for its distinctive foliage and stunning floral displays. This species, native to the forests of Sumatra and other parts of Southeast Asia, stands out for its unique characteristics and is a prized addition for collectors and enthusiasts of tropical plants.

Description

Hoya clemensiorum 'Sumatra' showcases small, oval to lance-shaped leaves that are deep green, often with visible veins that give the foliage a textured appearance. The leaves are relatively small compared to some other Hoya species, making it an ideal plant for smaller spaces or terrariums. One of the most remarkable features of this Hoya is its flowers. The plant produces umbels of star-shaped, waxy flowers that are typically white or cream with a central pink or red corona, exuding a delightful fragrance. The blooms are not only visually striking but also have a sweet scent that can fill a room.

Care Guide

Lighting: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can damage the leaves, while too little light may hinder growth and flowering. An east-facing window that receives morning light or a lightly shaded south or west-facing window is ideal.

Watering: Water when the topsoil feels dry to the touch. Hoya clemensiorum 'Sumatra' does not like to sit in waterlogged soil, so ensure good drainage. Reduce watering in the cooler months to prevent root rot.

Humidity: This plant thrives in high humidity environments, reflecting its native tropical habitat. Aim for humidity levels of 60% or higher. Use a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place the pot on a pebble tray filled with water to increase ambient humidity.

Temperature: Prefers warm conditions, ideally between 18°C to 29°C (65°F to 85°F). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature changes, especially during the winter months.

Soil: A well-draining potting mix is crucial. A mix suitable for orchids or succulents, which includes ingredients like perlite, bark, and coconut coir, can provide the appropriate drainage and aeration.

Feeding: During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a diluted, balanced, liquid fertilizer. Pause feeding during autumn and winter when the plant's growth slows.

Repotting: Hoya clemensiorum 'Sumatra' prefers to be slightly root-bound and does not require frequent repotting. Consider repotting every 2-3 years or when the plant has clearly outgrown its container. Repotting is best done in the spring.

Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Regular inspections and wiping the leaves with a damp cloth can help prevent infestations. Treat any pest issues promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Over-watering and poor air circulation can lead to fungal diseases, so ensure the plant is not sitting in wet soil and is in a well-ventilated area.

Hoya clemensiorum 'Sumatra' is a gem among Hoyas, offering both stunning foliage and remarkable flowers. Its care requirements are typical of the Hoya genus, demanding attention to humidity, watering, and light to thrive. For enthusiasts willing to meet its needs, this plant can be a rewarding and beautiful addition to an indoor garden.

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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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