HOYA SHEPHERDELL IML 0190
Hoya shepherdell is a member of the Apocynaceae family and is a hybrid between H. carnosa and H. shepherdii and is the sister seedling of H. Minibelle.
The flowers are mostly light pink with darker pink, sometimes it looks like it is striped. The corona is white with red centre. Each flower is about 20 mm diameter and around 15-20 flowers in an umbel.
The flowers have a pleasant fragrance that last about a week.
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.
ENJOY THIS UNIQUE HOYA!