February 22nd, 2022
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Hoya krohniana. This plant belongs to the Apocynaceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. Hoya’s were introduced by Scottish botanist Robert Brown and named in honor of the 18th-century botanist Thomas Hoy. If you are looking to get into hoyas this a great one to add to your collection. It is known for its white speckling and small heart shaped leaves. Hoyas are most known for their incredible blooms that are highly fragrant; this is where their nickname “Porcelain flower” or “Wax Flower” come from.
Let’s talk about care. When it comes to light Hoya krohniana need bright, indirect light. Place in the brightest spot you have without exposing it to hot afternoon sun. Morning sun is ideal. Watering is easy with Hoyas. Allow the top 3-4 inches of soil to dry during the summer months. In the winter allow your plant to dry through a bit more. Note: Hoyas can handle a bit of drought. All Hoyas need a well-draining soil. They don’t like to sit in wet soil; this will lead to root rot. We love the Sol Soils Houseplant Mix with added Espoma Organic Orchid Mix.
As we all know, pests are a common thing when dealing with houseplants. Check weekly or during your watering routine. It’s not a bad idea to have Insecticidal Soap at the ready. Fertilize your hoya in the summer months to encourage blooms. That is what we all live for, after all. We recommend using the Schultz All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.