hoya / hoya
Refers to the family of finfish. Fatherland - India, China, Australia.
General description : Hoya is a decorative and flowering plant.
The most common pair is:
Hoya carnosa (Hoya fleshy or Waxy ivy) - unpretentious flowering liana. It grows hastily, reaches 6 m in length. It has bright, fleshy, dark green leaves up to 8 cm long, oval in shape. On the surface of the leaf waxy snow-white stains. Flowers are non-marble, pale pink, with a red center, collected in scented umbellate inflorescences.
Hoya bella (Hoya beautiful) - compact branching bush with drooping shoots. The leaves are lanceolate, pointed, matt, up to 2.5-3.5 cm long.
Flowers are non-marble, white, with a purple center, collected in fragrant umbellate inflorescences. It is allowed to grow as if an epiphytic plant in hanging baskets.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Hoya:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter, the soil should dry up. Water with warm, soft water.
Humidity of air : It loves high humidity, but in the time of flowering does not like sprays. It is better to spray the atmosphere around the plant and arrange containers with water.
The humidity of the air is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
Temperatures : Moderate, cool in winter, not higher than 17 ° C, at least 16 ° C for Hoya beautiful, no higher than 12 ° C, at least 8 ° C for Hoya fleshy.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mixture: for Hoya fleshy - 2 elements sod, 1 share humus, 1 share peat, 1 share leaf earth and 1 part sand; for Hoya beautiful - 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of chopped fern roots, 1 share of peat land, 1 part of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers. For Hoya, the fleshy fertilizer should be taken in half.
Breeding : In spring, stem stems root from last year's shoots.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes).
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), mealy worms (covered with snow-white cotton wool).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
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