Hoya linearis is a tender evergreen succulent perennial that has a neat cascading habit, with thin long and soft green leaves covered in fine hairs.
It produces fragrant, pure white waxy 5-petalled flowers, with lightly tinged pink and yellow coronas.
Supplied in a 14cm hanging nursery pot.
Temperature: Hoya are best kept at temperatures between 18-24◦C (64-75◦F), during the winter months some Hoya can be kept above 10◦C (50◦F), such as the Hoya Carnosa, whilst others such as Hoya Bella must be kept above 16◦C (60◦F)
Light: Place Hoya in a nice bright spot out of direct sun, which can scorch the leaves.
Water/humidity: From spring to autumn, water when the top 2-3cm (1inch) of soil dries out, making the compost moist but not wet. In winter water extremely sparingly keeping the soil almost dry. Hoya tolerates average humidity levels.
Feed: Feed your Hoya monthly from spring to late summer, with a well-balanced house plant feed.
Helpful tips: Ensure soil is well-draining. In spring you can replace/refresh the top 5cm (2inches) of soil. Only repot Hoya when completely pot bound. When your Hoya is in flower do not repot or move your plant and do not deadhead the flowers let them fall off naturally as each stalk can produce flowers for many years. Hoya flowers are not only stunning, but they also have a sweet, delicate fragrance, which is usually emitted at night. Do not be concerned if your flowers start dripping, this is a perfectly natural process as hoya flowers produce nectar to attract pollinators. Hoyas are climbing or trailing plants, its vigorous twining stems can grow very quickly and the new stems are bear to begin with, later developing fleshy leaves. You can provide a trellis for you Hoya to scramble up, or hang your plant in a pot, try one of our macrame hangers for a stylish addition to you hanging Hoya!