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06Feb2022
HOYA, CURTSII

HOYA, CURTSII

This miniature, trailing hoya grows slowly at first, but once it is established, it becomes a very healthy and full looking plant.

It typically grows to be 2″ or 3″ inches high and about a foot wide.

The Fung Wax Flower may have rounded or heart-shaped leaves. 

They are small, thick, succulent, and olive green with an interesting mottling of gray. 

When grown as a groundcover, the leaves make a very tight mat over the soil surface. 

When planted in a small hanging basket, they trail and dangle prettily.

Flowering & Fragrance

The fragrant, unusual flowers grow in clusters. 

They are typically red with yellow centers. 

Anecdotal evidence suggests it’s difficult to get Porcelain Flower to bloom, but the best results are had with ample bright light and daily misting.

Light & Temperature

Hoya Curtsii can do well with sun exposure ranging from mostly shade to mostly sun. 

It is winter hardy in USDA hardiness zones 10 and above. 

The Curtisii Hoya cannot tolerate temperatures lower than 40° degrees Fahrenheit (4° C) and is best off if protected from temperatures lower than 50° degrees Fahrenheit (10° C).

Watering & Feeding

Treat this hoya like a wildflower. 

Allow soil to dry out completely between waterings. 

Generally speaking, water twice a week during the summertime and once weekly during the wintertime.

Don’t allow the plant to stand in water, as this will lead to root rot.

The porcelain flower is a light feeder. 

 

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