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Hoya Wayetii Tricolor Variegated


Hoya wayetii tricolor is a cultivar of the Hoya plant that is native to Southeast Asia and Australia. It is a climbing plant that produces slender, waxy leaves that are green with pinkish-white margins and creamy-white variegation in the center.

The leaves of Hoya wayetii tricolor are elongated and oval-shaped, growing up to 5 inches in length. The plant also produces clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that are pink or white in color and have a sweet, pleasant fragrance. The flowers are highly attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.

Hoya wayetii tricolor is a relatively low-maintenance plant that prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It is sensitive to overwatering and requires moderate watering during the growing season and infrequent watering during the dormant period. The plant can be propagated through stem cuttings.

Overall, Hoya wayetii tricolor is a beautiful and unique plant that adds a touch of tropical beauty to any living space. Its attractive variegated leaves and sweet-scented flowers make it a popular choice for indoor gardens and outdoor landscaping.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Hoya Wayetti
  • Common Name: Hoya Wayetti, Wax Plant
  • Family: Apocynaceae 
  • Native Range: Eastern Asia and Australia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Water: Allow to dry out between watering. Avoid over-watering. Hoyas have a very shallow root system -- when watering, water slowly and evenly and ensure proper drainage.
  • Humidity: 50-80%
  • Temperature: 60–85F
  • 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, Division
  • Pests: Look out for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs and other scale insects. Rinse foliage occasionally under low pressure water to keep clean and dislodge any pests.
  • 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 plants out of reach.

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