Hoya Leytensis is a succulent-like climbing vine native to Southeast Asia. It is a perennial evergreen houseplant that develops as an epiphyte in moist tropical conditions. It has thin brown creeping stems with little green, smooth, meaty, and glossy oval leaves. It has tiny pubescent buff-salmon blooms with a yellow centre and up to 30 blossoms per umbel. Other common names for it include wax plant, wax vine, and waxflower. It is a rare Hoya grown for its lovely blooms, trailing vines, and delicate foliage. It is a fairly growing plant and its roots need more time to acclimatise. Like other Hoyas, It can survive over 30 years with proper and healthy care. Hoya Pallilimba is similar succulent that it is confused of.
Hoyas are safe for both people and animals to use as indoor plants because they are non-toxic. They are among the indoor plants with the most beautiful blossoms, and because they thrive in low light, they make great houseplants. These unusual special qualities make this hoya stand out among indoor gardenscapes.The gorgeous, delicate flowers of this species of Hoya are well renowned for their pleasant divine chocolate like aroma. The bloom is magnificent in colour, shape, and scent. Even when they are not in bloom, the striking, unusual leaves’ succulent texture will have you looking at them.
Hoya leytensis Flower
Quite similar to the flower shape of bertonia, the Hoya leytensis blooms are mostly pink with a hint of purple tone and the corona is the same colour as corolla with a tiny star-shaped yellow centre. The corolla is curled backwards. Umbels, which are merely collections of lengthy and thin white peduncles, serve as their supports. The flowers actually start to bud at the tips of their stems, where their peduncles and spurs extend. It can produce up to 30 flowers per umbel.
This is not a very long flowering plant. The blooms can last for around five to seven days and it is really delicate when you look into the thinness of the peduncle itself. It is going to be a nice seven days for you to observe and admire this flower. It will take some time for your Hoya to begin flowering, but once it does, you can just sit back and take in the beauty that is growing before your very eyes.
Hoya Leytensis Care
The Hoyas thrive in indoor environments with a little care.
- They do really appreciate morning sun and partial shade in the afternoon. Bright and warm growing conditions with higher sunshine level is required to produce more vibrant blooms. If you have great natural light, you can keep the pot or hanging baskets in a south-east or west window. It doesn’t need additional light.
- This Hoya needs a lot of water, but between waterings, you should let it dry out. Almost everyone waters them down. In the winter, you scarcely even need to think about them. The frequency of plant watering depends on the household environment. Furthermore, plants with thick leaves generally need less irrigation.
- Hoya despises congested soil. To avoid root rot, they actually need a coarse, permeable potting mix. To improve drainage and guarantee appropriate air flow, add a lot of perlite, bark, and charcoal.
- They love to be pot bound. So, start off with small pots to let it acclimate faster.
- This species requires temperatures not lower than 14 degree celsius.
- Fertilising this plant with half strength liquid fertiliser is good during their actively growing period.
- They Do not require high humidity and they do fine without a humidifier.
- Adding a trellis is a great way to help support the growth.
The Hoya leytensis can be propagated through water propagation, Direct soil propagation and Bag-a-Hoya method.
➡️Water propagation is super popular, however you end up with water roots which takes time to acclimate with soil life.
➡️Propagating it directly into the soil is easier and quick than water propagation. However, it is sensitive to overwatering causing rot.
➡️Bag-a-Hoya method is super simple and works like a charm. To do this:
- First get a Hoya cutting. Make sure you sterilise your scissor and use sharp scissors so you don’t smush the stem to get a nice clean cut. You can add Hydrogen Peroxide to disinfect the cuttings if the plants have been grown outside.
- Add in the perlites to the bag. Three handfuls should do good.
- Pour the water into the bag and let the perlite soak up as much water as it wants. Pour out the excess water after like 10 minutes.
- Put the cuttings into the bag and zip it up.
- Leave a small opening so you can blow air into the bag to prevent rot through condensation. Then, zip it all the way.
- Put the bag in low to medium indirect light. Check the bag every 3 days to refresh and look for rot.
- You can transplant the rooted cutting after you get 3 or more roots each about a centimetre which increases the chances of survival.
You can buy this beautiful Hoya from popular online shopping sites like Etsy, succulents empire , the plant store in the range of $16 to $50.
Your home will have a joyful, optimistic spirit thanks to this species of hoya. It teaches you the value of endurance, determination, and commitment. Watching a new leaf grow and taking in its beauty as it does so is intriguing. It is steady and hardy, and it can develop an emotional tie with you and other houseplants. The fact that it is non-toxic further supports its case as a houseplant for both novice and experienced gardeners.