Hoya Carnosa

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Hoya Canossa is a cultivar of the Hoya genus, which is well-known for its attractive and often fragrant flowers. Hoyas are commonly referred to as "wax plants" due to their thick, waxy leaves and flowers.

Here are some details about Hoya Canossa:

  1. Flowers: Hoya Canossa produces beautiful clusters of star-shaped flowers. The flowers are usually a combination of pink and white, and they often have a sweet fragrance. The blooms are waxy and appear in umbels, which are characteristic of Hoya species.

  2. Leaves: The leaves of Hoya Canossa are typically thick, succulent-like, and can vary in shape from oval to slightly elongated. They are usually dark green and may have a slight sheen. This classic green foliage often features a slight "Silver Splash," adding to its visual appeal.

  3. Growth Habit: This Hoya is a climbing or trailing plant. It can be trained to grow on trellises or allowed to cascade from hanging baskets.

  4. Care Requirements:

    • Light: Hoya Canossa prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sunlight. However, too much direct sun can scorch the leaves. It is also suitable for half-shady locations.
    • Watering: It requires moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering and waterlogging should be avoided to prevent root rot.
    • Humidity: Hoyas generally appreciate higher humidity levels but can adapt to average household humidity.
    • Soil: A well-draining soil mix is essential. A mix designed for succulents or orchids often works well for Hoyas. This plant is planted in self-mixed, permeable organic substrate and should be repotted only after one-two years.
    • Temperature: Hoya Canossa thrives in warm temperatures, ideally between 15-29°C. It is not frost-tolerant.
  5. Propagation: Hoyas, including Hoya Canossa, can be propagated through stem cuttings. The cuttings should be allowed to callous over before being placed in soil or water to root. This particular plant is a very strong seedling from own propagation, rejuvenating the mother plant which is not for sale and has been grown outside for years between April and October.

  6. Additional Characteristics:

    • Not over-fertilized, making it robust and extremely healthy (100% organic quality over quantity).
    • Not hardy, so it should be protected from frost.
    • Benefits from leaf showering once a month or wiping them with a damp cloth to maintain plant health.

Enjoy your new Hoya Canossa with its white, beautifully fragrant flowers and unique foliage!