Hoya merillii is native to the Philippines and is member of the Asclepiadaceae family. It is a frequent bloomer, producing flowers that are fragrant and 10mm across and the umbel contains between 20 and 30 flowers.
Flowering time is during the warmer months of the year.
It is a compact species producing large succulent, glossy patterned leaves, you can see the veins on the leaves. The leaves have been highlighted by bright light turning them a light shade of red.
Hoya merillii likes to be placed in a position of filtered sun and when exposed to more sun the leaves tend to redden.
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.
THIS IS A HOYA YOU WILL ENJOY!