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Hoya parasitica 'Black Margin' - Black Margin Hoya koo


Discover the botanical wonder, Hoya parasitica 'Black Margin.' Its heart-shaped leaves adorned with striking dark margins radiate natural elegance. Thriving in moderate light, this species is an excellent choice for both novice and seasoned botanists, elevating your indoor garden with its unique allure.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Hoya parasitica 'Black Margin'
  • Common Name(s): Black Margin Hoya
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Native Range: Eastern Asia and Australia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Medium to bright, filtered light (avoid harsh light to prevent foliage burn).
  • Water: Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry between watering; smaller, more frequent watering is often best. Maintain a balance to prevent leaf shriveling or root rot.
  • Humidity: Ideal range is 50-75%, but it tolerates lower levels.
  • Temperature: Thrives in 55–85°F.
  • Pruning: Trim as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and manage growth.
  • Feeding: Apply half-strength general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer monthly during spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Easily propagated from cuttings.
  • Soil: Use well-draining, lightweight soil mix, such as commercial cactus soil.
  • Pests: Watch for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects.
  • Toxicity: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals, but caution is advised, especially for curious pets and children. More research is needed in this area.