If you are looking for a unique house plant to decorate your home, hoya archboldiana is a perfect choice. This particular hoya has stunning light green leaves that grow in an arched shape. If you want to give this plant as a gift, it can be difficult to find them at your local garden center because they are only sold online.
Hoya plants are a popular choice for many people because they have beautiful leaves that can grow to be about six inches in length. Hoya archboldiana is not only easy to care for, but it also has stunning light green leaves with white edges.
- 1 Origin of hoya archboldiana
- 2 Hoya archboldiana propagation
- 3 Hoya archboldiana care
Origin of hoya archboldiana
Hoya plants are a hardy plant that grows well in bright sunlight without too much heat or cold air. They also do best with nutrient-rich soil and watering every three to five days. Hoya archboldiana can be a great house plant for your home because it has beautiful leaves and isn’t difficult to care for, but they are only sold online.
If you want to give hoyas as a gift, it’s important to keep them in bright sunlight without too much heat or cold air. The hoyas natural habitat is from India and Sri Lanka, so when you buy one of these plants it’s important to keep them in bright sunlight without too much heat or cold air.
Hoya archboldiana propagation
Hoya archboldiana can be propagated by seed or cuttings. Cuttings are usually easiest when taken during the spring and summer months. Seeds should be sown in the spring so that they can germinate before dormancy sets in for winter.
The best way to propagate the Hoyas is through stem cuttings. This should be done after flowering has ceased, but still during summer or fall. The cutting should consist of a piece of branch with at least one node (where leaves can grow). Make sure all cut surfaces are clean and dry before planting it in the soil medium. A rooting hormone can be used to increase chances of successful propagation.
A more common method for propagating Hoyas is through leaf cuttings as well. The best way to do this is by placing a fully grown, healthy leaf into the soil medium with one or two nodes below the surface and leaving it alone until new growth emerges from those nodes.
If you want to propagate through seed, the process is very similar and requires a stratification period (cold treatment) before planting them in soil media. The seeds should be sown inside of small plastic bags filled with moistened sphagnum moss or vermiculite for about three months at temperatures between 40 – 50°F. During this period, they should be checked for germination and then removed from the cold treatment to grow into mature plants before planting in their permanent positions outdoors or indoors.
Hoya archboldiana care
Hoya archboldiana is one of the most popular hoyas because it produces long, tubular shaped flowers. They are often called waxflower vines or waxflower hoyas. The leaves are thick and leathery with white undersides that help reflect light into the center of their dark green canopy to encourage more blooms. Hoya archboldiana is a tropical plant and prefers warm temperatures, but it can tolerate cooler conditions if given enough light.
Your hoya archboldiana can handle a bit of shade, but it will grow best if you give it lots of indirect sunlight. The plant needs at least six hours of bright light per day to flourish. If you don’t have enough room for the plant indoors or out, supplement its sun exposure with artificial lighting during winter months when natural sunlight is scarce.
There are several different soil/potting mixes that you can use to grow hoya archboldiana. A well-draining mix, such as a cactus potting mix is ideal for the plant. If you live in an area where your plants will experience cold temperatures (and thus be dormant), choose a succulent or cacti potting mix so your plant will continue to drain during the winter months when it is dormant.
If you live in an area where there is no chance for cold weather, any regular potting soil should work fine. Just be sure that if you live in a very dry environment that your hoya archboldiana isn’t overwatering.
For succulent or cacti mixes, you will want to use a soil that has peat moss and sand included in the mix so it does not become waterlogged during winter months when your plant is dormant. If you live in an area where there are no cold weather threats, any regular potting soil should work well for your hoya archboldiana. Just be sure to monitor your plant for overwatering, especially if you live in an area where it tends to get very dry during certain months of the year.
Watering is an important part of hoya care. Hoya plants enjoy moist soil, but it should not be soaked. Water the plant when the top one inch layer of soil has dried out. This may take a few days or up to two weeks in low humidity environments. The potting mix should drain well after watering so that roots are not sitting in water. Overwatering hoya plants is one of the most common causes of failure when growing these plants.
Hoya plants are heavy feeders. Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer every other week during the growing season, spring through fall. Fertilize once in early spring before new growth starts and then again after harvesting blooms to encourage re-blooming.
Hoya plants need moderate temperatures and high humidity. Temperatures below 50 degrees F will damage or kill hoya plants. Do not expose them to freezing temperatures, particularly if the leaves are wet from rain or irrigation water as this can lead to plant death. When grown indoors they should be kept in a warm location where nighttime temperature is at least 60 degrees F.
Outdoor hoya plants grow best in filtered sun, such as under the canopy of a tree where dappled light reaches them or along garden walls that protect from harsh afternoon sun and heat. Provide some protection for outdoor potted hoya during summer months. Hoya leaves are susceptible to burning if they get too much sun.
Hoya archboldiana loves humidity. This is why it grows well in the rainforest, where it originates from. It does not mind high humidity or misting, but prefers to live with its roots constantly submerged by water. If you are growing hoya archboldiana indoors, you would need an enclosed terrarium that can contain the humidity and water. If the terrarium has a good drainage system, you can grow your hoya archboldiana in regular potting soil that is moist but not soggy.
The ideal humidity is 80%.
Pruning is not necessary, but you can remove the older leaves if they die. They will hang on for a long time as dead stems unless you cut them off. If some of your hoya branches are sagging under the weight of flowers and new growth, it may be helpful to give those sections a haircut back to about six inches from the soil.
When to repot
When you repot your Hoyas, it is best to do them in the spring. The early spring months are ideal because the days become warmer and longer which will allow for faster growth of new roots. During this time, there tends to be more moisture in the air as well, so it should provide excellent conditions for the plant’s health.
Hoya archboldiana is an evergreen vine with leaves that range in color from bright green to dark purple. When the plant enters dormancy it will drop its flowers and any developing fruit (if present).
Flowers & Fragrance
The Hoya plant produces the most unusual flowers, which are mildly fragrant. The blooms can come in a variety of shapes and colors depending on the cultivar you have grown.
Growth rate and size
Hoyas grow very slowly and can take years to reach maturity. It is best not to prune, as this will interfere with the natural growth pattern of the plant. Many hoya plants are grown for their interesting long-lasting flowers rather than foliage or size/growth habit.
Hoya plants are non-toxic, but all parts of the plant are considered poisonous to dogs. The toxicity causes digestive issues and could be lethal for your dog if ingested in large quantities.
USDA Hardiness Zones
The Hoya plant is considered hardy in zones nine through eleven. In colder climates, the hoya can be brought indoors to protect from frost and freezing temperatures.