Fishtail Hoya Overview
Hoya polyneura is a tender evergreen succulent perennial with a trailing habit. This species is from the Apocynaceae family, it is epiphytic and thus grows without the need for soil substrate. Commonly known as Fishtail Hoya after the vining, fishbone-veined, succulent, green leaves. It produces fragrant, waxy, cream-red, 5-petalled flowers with a contrasting eye, held in pendant umbels. Frequently grown as glasshouse specimens and as houseplants due to their tenderness, but they can be grown outside in sheltered positions and mild climates. If grown under glass, use loam-based compost mixed with equal parts, added bark, charcoal, leaf mould and sharp sand. Prefers placement in bright filtered light to minor sun. Water freely while in growth and apply a balanced liquid feed once a month. Allow the pot to dry out thoroughly between watering.