Interior Jungle

Hoya Acuta "Pink" Collection #55

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If you remember a vine creeping around your grandmother’s kitchen, chances are it was a Hoya plant. This tropical indoor plant — often called a “Wax plant” due to its thick waxy leaves — is a classic because it lives forever, grows to be enormous, and creates beautiful, porcelain-like fragrant flower clusters (it’s also often called “Porcelain flower”).

Hoya Acuta has elongated, dark green leaves with white speckles. It produces long, running stems and bush up quickly as a fast grower. Hoya Acuta grows clusters of recurved 10mm fragrant, pink flowers in groups of 10 to 30 in warmer months and then they fade to white. Its fast-growing and hardy nature makes it a perfect beginner plant, or a gifting idea. 

As Hoya Acuta has a climbing habit, trim occasionally to control shape in growing seasons. 

Pet Friendly 

Although the Hoyas are non-toxic to cats or dogs, they can still make them sick. Large consumption of Hoya leaves can make cats or dogs vomit.

Botanical Name

Hoya Acuta

Size (Can grow to)

Grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall

Temperature

Semi-tropical, must be undercover in frost areas or wintered indoors. 

Position

Partial to heavy shade in a well-sheltered position. 

Watering

Keep dryer in winter and moist in warmer months.