HOYA PUBICALYX cv. IML 0183
‘SILVER PINK’ or ‘PINK SILVER’
Hoya ‘Silver Pink’ is a pubicalyx cultivar and originates from the Philippines. It is also known by ‘Pink Silver’.
This species grows very fast and has green leaves with red /maroon new growth with silver streaks. The silver marks on the leaves turn pinkish-silver when exposed with more light and sun. The flowers are fragrant and are a maroon colour with a pink corolla.
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 if required but don’t cut off flower buds as flowers appear each year on the same bud. Fertilise during growing period and withdraw water in the colder months.
REWARD: SIT BACK AND ENJOY!