hoya / hoya
It belongs to the family of Rabinovas. Fatherland - India, China, Australia.
General description : Hoya is a flowering plant.
The most common pair of species:
Hoya carnosa (Hoya is fleshy or Waxy Ivy) is an unpretentious flowering vine. Grows in a hurry, reaches 6 m in length. Owns bright, fleshy, dark green leaves up to 8 cm long, oval-shaped. On the surface of the sheet waxy white stains. The flowers are non-double-colored, pale pink, with a red center, are collected in fragrant umbrella inflorescences.
Hoya bella (Hoya beautiful) - compact branching bush with drooping shoots. Leaves lanceolate, pointed, dull, up to 2.5 - 3.5 cm long.
The flowers are non-double, white, with a purple center, are collected in fragrant umbrella inflorescences. It is allowed to grow as an epiphytic plant in hanging baskets.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Hoya:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant in the period of growth, moderate in winter, the ground should dry out. Water with warm, soft water.
Humidity : Loves high humidity, but during flowering does not like spraying. It is better to spray the atmosphere around the plant and arrange containers with water.
The humidity of the air seems to be maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.
Temperature : Moderate, cool in winter, no higher than 17 ° C, minimum 16 ° C for Hoya beautiful, no higher than 12 ° C, minimum 8 ° C for Hoyi fleshy.
Soil : Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil hash: for Khoyi fleshy - 2 sods, 1 share of humus, 1 share of peat, 1 share of leafy ground and 1 part of sand; for the beautiful Hoya, 1 share of leafy ground, 1 share of chopped fern roots, 1 share of peat land, 1 part of sand.
During the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers. For hoya meaty fertilizer to take in half portions.
Breeding : In the spring rooted stem cuttings from last year's shoots.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are woven over with a spiderweb), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stalks, leaving sticky secretions), powdery worms (covered with a snow-white cotton-like fuzz).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
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