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Hoya retusa

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Hoya retusa

Hoya retusa is also known as the grass Hoya because of its flat, narrow foliage. Its numerous slim leaves give it a distinctive appearance, quite unlike other hoyas. It is easy to care for and keep healthy and is virtually indestructible. It produces small, star-shaped white flowers between its leaves. Hoya retusa is a perfect choice as a trailing plant in a hanging basket.

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Hoya retusa
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Plant type
plant plug
Plant type
limited
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
75 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Hoya retusa looks quite unlike most other Hoya species. It has clusters of elongated, flat and extremely narrow leaves. The plant comes originally from India where it is by no means common. When it blooms, it produces delicate white flowers. The red star-shaped centre of each flower forms a striking contrast to the white background. Hoya retusa grows to a height of roughly 75 cm.

Height:
12 cm
12 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
< 5 cm
< 5 cm
Adult width:
75 cm
75 cm
Flower colour:
Purple
purple
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Plant plug
plant plug
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Araflora info:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Plant type:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
500-1000 m
500-1000 m

Plant care

Hoya retusa is known as extremely easy to care for. It is best cultivated in a hanging or raised pot as the best way of ensuring that its extensive stems are allowed to grow freely. It can be grown in the home in a range of temperatures, preferably close to a window in order to provide plenty of light and stimulate growth. Somewhat cooler nights will also encourage it to bloom. Hoya retusa is best grown in a mixture of peat and coconut fibre, both of which can be ordered in the section entitled “Plant accessories”. The potting mix must be allowed to dry out somewhat before the plant is given more water. Regular feeding is a good idea, using a balanced fertiliser. If the plant becomes too big, simply prune it with secateurs.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
20-30 °C
20-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Peat/cocos
peat/cocos
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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