SILVER LEAF IML 0195
Hoya pubicalyx Silver Leaf is a member of the Apocynaceae family and is a native of the Philippines.
The corolla is deep pink-burgundy and the corona is cream-pink. The flowers have a strong sweet fragrance and last about two weeks. It blooms in the spring. The leaves are long and have a large numbers of silver streaks. Some leaves get red spots when young and some are completely red. There are around 30 flowers per umbel.
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.
Dig the hole twice the size of the pot and plant level with the surrounding soil. Mounding can help with wetter 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 C. Mulch well to conserve water.
Prune after flowering but don’t cut off flower buds as flowers appear each year on the same bud simply prune for control. Fertilise during growing period and withdraw water in the colder months.
REWARD: SIT BACK AND ENJOY!