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Hoya pubicalyx 'Royal Hawaiian Purple' 4" pot

Royal Hawaiian Purple Wax Plant.  Chimera Wax Plant.  One of the absolutely easiest Hoyas.  Dark purplish new growth flecked with pink and silver is attractive even when not blooming.  The flowers are in large clusters, dark blackish pink, and covered with white velvety hairs and with a strong, lovely fragrance.

 (Apocynaceae)  Also known as Hoya 'Chimera'.

 

Light: Bright, indirect light indoors.  Outdoors, dappled shade is best.  Hoyas make excellent house plants.

Water:  Hoyas like consistently moist soil that is not waterlogged with a drier rest during the winter months. 

Soil: A moist, well-drained mix with plenty of organic matter.  Standard, peat-based mixes work well as long as they have some additional pumice or perlite mixed in to make it fluffier.

Fertilizer:  During active growth, fertilizer is definitely beneficial.  An all-purpose liquid or slow release fertilizer works well.  If your plant is growing in a pot, it is good to make sure that micronutrients are included in the fertilizer.  It is not advised to fertilize in the winter.

Hardiness:  Zone 12, but most will be grown in containers indoors or under trees in the tropics.

 




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