Hoya erythrostemma is a member of the Asclepiadaceae family and is native to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
It has beautiful flowers that are mainly white with a white fluffy hairs and a red corona and has a mild fragrance. There are around 30 flowers in each umbel.
INDOORS: Most Hoya are well suited to hanging baskets or ladders and can be grown indoors under pot culture in a warm position but flowering is sometimes difficult.
SOILS: The vine will enjoy most soil types but prefers well drained gravelly soils, moist but not wet, warm but frost free above 4 degrees.
PLANTING: Dig the hole twice the size of the pot and plant level with the surrounding soil. Mounding can help with wetter soils.
CARE: Prune after flowering but don’t cut off flower buds as flowers appear each year on them. Fertilise during growing period and withdraw water in the colder months. Mulch well to conserve water.
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