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Hoya polyneura 'Fishtail Hoya'

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Hoya polyneura

Hoya polyneura is also called ‘the fishtail Hoya’ because of its unique leave venation pattern. It’s an amazing, fast growing houseplant with splendid leaves and beautiful red-yellow flowers.

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Hoya polyneura
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Plant type
plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
80 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

This exotic species hails from the foothills of the Himalayas in Birma and India. It grows long, rigid stems full of leaves, that will become pendant as they get heavier and longer. This Hoya is therefore best grown as a hanging plant in a basket. Although this species is a true eye-catcher because of its leaves, it can also be grown for its flowers. The flowers grow in little bunches called ‘peduncles' and are a splendid yellow with red centers. When the plant starts to flowers, be a bit careful as the flowers are capable of producing a lot of sticky nectar which can stain on wooden furniture. This can be prevented with a quick rinse in the shower. 

Height:
14 cm
14 cm
Width:
7 cm
7 cm
Adult height:
> 45 cm
> 45 cm
Adult width:
80 cm
80 cm
Flower colour:
Purple
purple
Flower period:
All year
all year
Plant type:
Plant
plant
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Araflora info:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
500-1000 m
500-1000 m

Plant care

As this species originally grows in the mountainous areas of India and Birma, it will appreciate cooler nights (around 12⁰C-15⁰C), but will also grow and survive in normal house conditions (temperatures around 20⁰C). This exotic plant will appreciate higher levels of humidity, as it is regularly engulfed in mist in its regular habitat. This fast-growing species is an epiphyte and thus does not tolerate a waterlogged soil. Use a coarse, well draining mix such as a combination of perlite, orchid bark and regular soil as a substrate. Make sure the soil is almost dried up before watering again. It is recommended to use a pot with holes in the bottom to make sure any excess water can escape.

Care:
Normal
normal
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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