3'' Nursery Pot - Wide Form
Described in 2004 and hailing from Borneo, the Hoya Sigillatis is characterized by its long and narrow leaves that are purplish red in color with silver speckling. In time, this plant will produce two forms of flowers, one with an orange center and one with a pink center, and can have either a caramel or butterscotch scent. It prefers bright, indirect light and high humidity for best growth.
Available in 4-inch nursery pot.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Hoya Sigillatis
- Family: Apocynaceae
- Native Range: Borneo
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Advanced
- Light: Prefers bright indirect light
- Water: Allow top surface of soil to dry out between watering; avoid over-watering. Smaller, more frequent watering is often best. This plant is drought tolerant yet if allowed to dry out too much, the waxy leaves will begin to shrivel and yellow; this is a sign to increase your watering schedule. If allowed to stay too moist, this may cause bacteria and root rot to develop.
- Humidity: High; Tolerant of lower levels of humidity
- Temperature: 60-80F
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
- Feeding: Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month during the spring and summer only.
- Propagation: Cuttings
- Growth: Slow growing, trailing, vining growth habit
- Soil: Use a well-draining, lightweight soil mix, such as commercially available cactus soil.
- Pests: Look out for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs and other scale insects
- Toxicity: Hoya are widely known to be non-toxic to humans and animals yet if ingested may cause reactions in certain individuals. More research is needed in this area. As with all plants, we recommend you exercise caution around children and pets and keep plant out of reach.