Hoyas are typically epiphytic plants that prefer being grown in close quarters. It’s best to only transfer them to a larger pot when their roots become extremely compact, and even then you should only choose a container that’s one size bigger.
Nourish your plants with both light and nutrients to help them bloom beautifully. While ample sunlight is crucial for growth, a fortnightly dose of foliar fertilizer at half-strength during summer can also be beneficial. Remember to water your plants when it’s hot or dry in the summer, but avoid doing so during winter.
When it comes to purchasing hoyas, it’s important to be cautious as there are many varieties that are either unnamed or incorrectly labeled. To avoid any confusion, it’s recommended to purchase from knowledgeable professionals. Wes and Lorraine Vidler are hoya experts who cultivate over 90 species at their nursery, Weslor, located in the beautiful Noosa hinterland. They offer mail order options through their website, www.weslorflowers.com, and will also be present at the upcoming Collectors’ Plant Fair on April 9th and 10th at Hawkesbury Race Club in Clarendon. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask them any questions you may have about hoyas.