Last updated on August 25th, 2023 at 12:08 pm
Hoya rebecca is a beautiful hoya that has been around for many years. However, hoyas are not as well known as they should be and hoya rebecca is no exception to this rule. It grows in the tropics and thrives in humid environments with high-light conditions.
The hoyas leaves can grow up to 3 feet long which makes them great plants for hanging baskets or pots because of their large size. Hoyas also thrive when they are given enough water, but don’t like being overwatered so it’s best to go easy on watering these plants during the winter months because hoyas do not tolerate cold weather very well.
The hoya plant is a beautiful flower that many people love to grow. It has leaves like the hibiscus plant, but it does not have any flowers or pods. Hoya plants are often used in arrangements because they do not require much light and take up very little space. The hoya rebecca is one of the most popular hoyas available on the market today!
Origin and description
Hoya rebecca is a climbing plant native to the Philippines. It produces beautiful, waxy flowers that grow in clusters on long vines and can be white or greenish-white with pink veins. The name hoya comes from vernacular Indian words for “disease” and “cure” as this plant was used in medicine.
Hoya rebecca is a beautiful flower that originates from southeast Asia. The hoya plant features unique leathery leaves and long stems filled with blooms that come in different colors such as pink, purple, or white. It produces beautiful, waxy flowers that grow in clusters on long vines and can be white or greenish-white with pink veins.
Hoya rebecca propagation
Propagation is the easiest way to get a plant started. Hoya rebecca, aka wax flower or waxvine, can be grown from cuttings which will root in water. Layering and air layering are other propagation techniques that work well for hoyas. When trying to propagate your own plants, rather than buying new ones, it is also important to know that hoya rebecca’s flowers are fragrant and will emit a wonderful smell.
Hoya rebecca care
Hoya rebecca is an evergreen vine with thick, waxy-leaves and large white flowers. this plant does well in shade or partial sun; however, the soil should be moist at all times (wet but not soggy).
Hoya rebecca is a beautiful flower that needs bright light. It does not like direct sunlight and prefers indirect positions, such as under an artificial light source or near the window on sunny days of the winter months (with little sun) but away from it in warmer seasons. Keep this plant out of drafts or areas with large temperature fluctuations if you want to keep it healthy.
The plant likes a good draining soil, and this can be achieved by using perlite or sand in its potting mix. Make sure the plant has sufficient drainage as wet soils will kill it quickly as well. You must also make sure that your plant is not exposed to an accumulation of stagnant water because you’ll end up with root rot.
As you can see, this plant does not like wet feet; always make sure the soil is dry before watering it again! There are insecticides available at your local garden center that will help prevent or get rid of aphids and mealy bugs if these appear on plants (they look like white cotton).
Hoya rebecca does not require much water, at least in the winter, when its leaves are dry and crispy. Be careful here because if you give too much or leave a wet saucer under this plant for more than an hour after watering, root rot will quickly develop and kill your plant.
In the summer, keep this plant moist and let its soil dry out between waterings. Water it every two to three days in most conditions; if you see a lot of yellow or brown leaves on your plant (they will be very brittle), give it more time without watering until you notice new leaves at the end of their stems.
Your hoya rebecca does not need much fertilizer, and it is best to fertilize this plant monthly in the spring and summer with a balanced flower fertilizer. During the winter months, do not fertilize your plant as light levels are insufficient for growing.
In addition, make sure you use a slow-release fertilizer or an organic one because this plant does not like to be over-fertilized.
Hoya rebecca does not like extremes in temperature and should be kept at around 18 to 22 degrees Celsius (64-72ºF). If the air is too dry, hoya rebecca will drop its leaves; if it’s exposed to temperatures below 12ºC/54ºF for more than an hour or two, your plant will not recover.
In winter, keep the temperature around 16 to 18ºC/61-64ºF and in summer, 22 to 24ºC/72-75ºF is ideal for the healthy growth of plant .
Hoya rebecca loves humidity and misting it regularly with a spray bottle, especially in winter when the air is very dry. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of spraying water on your plant (or if you forget), make sure there’s enough indirect sunlight or artificial light for your plant.
An ideal humidity range is 60-80%, but make sure the pot has good drainage, otherwise root rot will develop.
Pruning is very important for hoya rebecca, and you should remove dead or dying leaves regularly. You can also prune your plant around springtime to promote a new back-budding and healthier plant.
When to repot?
Hoya rebecca can be repotted during the spring, but it is best to wait until summer. Your plant will also appreciate a larger pot size as it grows up and its roots must not be constricted inside too small of a pot! If you want to use peat-based soils, make sure they are acidified with a little bit of sulfur or aluminum sulfate to lower the pH.
Dormancy & Flowering
When hoya rebecca’s leaves start to change, it is time for dormancy. While the plant will continue to grow and produce new stems and foliage throughout the year, its growth slows down as autumn arrives and temperatures drop. During this period, your plant should be kept in a cool room (around 50°). The temperature should not fall below 45° because hoya rebecca has a very poor tolerance for cold.
When dormancy is over, your plant will begin to grow again and flower buds might even appear at this stage! This usually happens in late winter or early spring which means that you can then enjoy beautiful flowers throughout the summer months if you keep your plant outdoors.
Just be sure to acclimatize it gradually by leaving your plant outside for one or two days and then bringing it back indoors again, before you leave it out for longer periods.
While the dormancy period is not very pleasant (for both you and your beautiful flower), at least there’s a good reason for it: nature needs this time to do its work and prepare your plant for the upcoming spring.
The hoya rebecca is a slow-growing plant, which means that it will take years before you should start to worry about its size. This characteristic makes the flower very popular with home gardeners because they can enjoy their beauty without having to keep moving them around or constantly prune them in order for them not to look awkward!
There are no reports of hoya rebecca being toxic to humans, but it is best if you try and keep this plant away from pets. It may be that the sap or nectar found in its flowers isn’t very tasty for cats and dogs; we just don’t know!
USDA Hardiness Zones
Hoya rebecca will grow well in USDA zones 11 – 12.
Pests and diseases
Hoya rebecca is relatively disease resistant, but you should still check your plant regularly for signs of black spots or fungal infections. It’s also wise to remove dead leaves that may be hiding these symptoms from view and provide plenty of ventilation around the hoya rebecca so it can breathe properly.
You might even want to cut your plant back in the autumn to encourage it to grow bushier and make room for new growth!
The hoya rebecca is an easy to care for plant which means it makes a great addition to your home or garden. You can keep this flower in most rooms of the house, except for the bathroom and perhaps bedrooms because they are too humid places.
Since you don’t need to water your plant very often (maybe once or twice a month), it is also the perfect indoor plant for you, if you’re on holiday!
Please let me know in the comments section below what other information about this beautiful flower would be useful to include. Is there anything that I missed?