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Hoya caudata ‘Sumatra’ Wax Flower


Discover the captivating Hoya Caudata Sumatra, an uncommon specimen that transports the allure of Indonesian rainforests directly into your living spaces. Celebrated for its unique foliage and irresistible charm, this tropical epiphytic plant is a must-have for plant enthusiasts and interior decor connoisseurs alike.

Distinctive Foliage: Hoya Caudata Sumatra features elongated, lance-shaped leaves with a glossy green hue and prominent veins, creating a visually stunning display. The leaves elegantly cascade, making it an ideal choice for hanging baskets or trailing over shelves.

Waxy Texture: The leaves of Hoya Caudata Sumatra possess a captivating waxy texture, adding an extra layer of intrigue to its appearance. This not only enhances its visual appeal but also contributes to the plant's resilience, making it a low-maintenance addition to your collection.

Aromatic Blossoms: As a member of the Hoya family, this species produces clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that emit a sweet and pleasant fragrance. The charming blooms emerge in spherical umbels, creating an enchanting contrast against the rich green backdrop of the foliage.

Thrives in Bright Indirect Light: Hoya Caudata Sumatra is well-suited for indoor environments with bright, indirect sunlight. This adaptable plant can tolerate lower light conditions but truly thrives when placed in a location that receives filtered sunlight, making it an excellent choice for various spaces within your home or office.

Low-Maintenance Elegance: With its resilient nature, Hoya Caudata Sumatra is a low-maintenance plant, perfect for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. Regular watering and a well-draining potting mix are all it needs to flourish and reward you with its stunning beauty.

Ideal for Hanging Displays: The trailing nature of Hoya Caudata Sumatra makes it an excellent candidate for hanging displays. Allow its vines to gracefully drape over the edges of a hanging basket or let them trail down from a shelf to create a captivating green curtain.

Ed's Plant Profile:

  • Botanical Name: Hoya Caudata ‘Sumatra’
  • Common Name: Hoya Sumatra, Wax Flower, Hoya Sumatra Wax Flower
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Native Range: Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra

Ed's Care Guide:

  • Light: Adaptable to bright to medium indirect light, even thriving in lower light conditions.
  • Water: Maintain a harmonious balance, watering when the potting mix is dry.
  • Humidity: Flourishes in high humidity, adjusting well to average home levels.
  • Temperature: Ideal growth within the range of 60 to 80°F.
  • Pruning: Delicate pruning ensures artistic growth and removes brown or lifeless leaves.
  • Feeding: Nourish with ½ strength complete liquid fertilizer once a month during spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Easily propagated through stem cuttings.
  • Growth: Displays enchanting vining, trailing, and climbing tendencies. Allow to cascade from a hanging basket or encourage upward growth with a totem pole.
  • Pests: Resilient against most pests, with vigilant monitoring for scale and mealybugs.
  • Toxicity: Admire its beauty cautiously, as it holds a touch of toxicity for both humans and pets.

Size Options: Embrace the allure of unconventional beauty on a grander scale with our Hoya Caudata Sumatra, now available in a larger hanging basket size here.