How to grow Hoya in a pot

  1. Most hoya varieties will grow very happily in quite small pots, and are particularly suited to growing in hanging baskets. If growing indoors, choose a well lit spot, away from direct afternoon sun. For outdoor situations, position the pot in a semi- shaded area and protect from strong winds., 
  2. Fill pots with quality free draining potting mix, such an orchid or bromeliad mix, as hoyas don’t like wet feet.
  3. Plant into pot or hanger and water in well. 
  4. They do not like wet feet so do not overwater. Only re-water when the potting mix feels dry.

     

Growing tips

  • Keep the leaves clean by wiping with a damp cloth, when required.

  • Hoyas like to be quite tight in the pot and are quite at home in a small space. 

  • Hoya are unusual in the fact that they flower from the same point every year, so don’t prune off old flower spikes when they finish flowering.


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Common Problems & Solutions

Scale: White patches on stems or pink or brown raised dome like structures on leaves and stalks about 3-5mm

Solution: Yates Scale Gum

Mealybugs: New growth appears distorted with a whitish cotton-like substance in the leaf axils. 

Solution: Yates Scale Gun

Aphids: New leaves distorted and yellow, foliage and stems covered in sooty mould, insects crowded on young leaves and shoots

Solution: Yates Scale Gun