HOYA LITORALIS IML 0708
Hoya litoralis is a member of the Apocynaceae family and from Australia and the Solomon Islands.
The flowers are reddish brown with a darker center of the corona. It has up to 20 -5 mm flowers in each umbel. The fragrance is not strong and the flowers only produce little nectar.
It has twining growth and will climb but is better suited to hanging baskets.
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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