HOYA TOMATAENSIS IML 1632
Hoya tomataensis is native Sulawesi, Indonesia and is in the Ascelepiadacae family.
It is a fairly new cultivar and is well worth growing. It has large umbels that are up to 60mm across and deep pink with a red corona and 20 – 40 flowers in each umbel, the flowers drip honey toward the end of the flower life. The leaves are large and fleshy
It is an easy Hoya to grow and flowers readily and will accept more sun than most Hoya and consequently will promote more flowering.
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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