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Hoya Incrassata (jiffy sized)

Original price was: ₹188.Current price is: ₹90.

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Description

In India, we sell this Hoya Incrassata (jiffy sized) via online delivery systems to any states including Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha (Orissa), Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and  West Bengal.

Hoya incrassata is another captivating species in the Hoya genus, known for its unique foliage and fragrant flowers. Here’s a comprehensive guide to Hoya incrassata:

Description

  • Leaves: The leaves of Hoya incrassata are thick, fleshy, and often somewhat succulent. They are typically oval or elliptical in shape with a glossy, green appearance.
  • Flowers: The flowers are star-shaped and appear in clusters (umbels). They are typically white or yellowish with a red or maroon center and are known for their strong, sweet fragrance.
  • Growth Habit: This species is a climber and can trail or cling to supports, making it suitable for hanging baskets or trellises.

Care Requirements

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. While it can tolerate some direct sunlight, too much can cause leaf burn. East or west-facing windows are ideal.
  • Watering: Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure the plant is in well-draining soil. During the growing season, water more frequently, but reduce watering in the winter.
  • Humidity: Hoya incrassata enjoys higher humidity levels, ideally between 60-80%. However, it can adapt to average household humidity.
  • Temperature: Prefers warm temperatures, ideally between 65-85°F (18-29°C). It is not frost-tolerant, so keep it away from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Soil

  • A well-draining potting mix is essential. A mix designed for epiphytic plants, containing orchid bark, perlite, and peat moss, provides the aeration and drainage needed for healthy growth.

Fertilization

  • Fertilize monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce feeding during the fall and winter when the plant’s growth slows.

Propagation

  • Hoya incrassata can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least two nodes, let it callus for a few hours, and then place it in water or a moist potting mix. Maintain a warm, humid environment to encourage rooting.

Placement and Uses

  • Due to its climbing and trailing habit, Hoya incrassata is excellent for hanging baskets, mounted on trellises, or as a part of a vertical garden. Its fragrant flowers make it a delightful addition to any indoor space.

Potential Challenges

  • Pests: Susceptible to pests like mealybugs, aphids, and spider mites. Regular inspection and treatment with insecticidal soap or neem oil are recommended.
  • Overwatering: Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot. Use pots with drainage holes and avoid letting the plant sit in water.
  • Temperature Sensitivity: Sensitive to cold and sudden temperature changes. Keep in a stable, warm environment.

Conclusion

Hoya incrassata is a beautiful and aromatic houseplant that, with proper care, can thrive and add a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor garden. Its unique foliage and fragrant flowers make it a popular choice among Hoya enthusiasts and plant lovers alike.

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