Hoya Curtisii

Hoya curtisii is a trailing vine growing 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.6 cm) in height and 1 foot (30 cm) wide. The small leaves are rounded or heart-shaped and thick like a succulent. The coloring is olive green with gray variegation.

Light Requirements

Hoya curtisii tolerates low lighting to direct, morning sunlight conditions. All-day, indirect sun will provide consistent light, which encourages blooming.

Watering And Soil

Let the top three inches of soil dry between watering. Hoya curtisii care requires light, well-draining soil. Choose a cactus soil or amend potting soil with perlite and orchid bark to increase drainage.

Hoya curtisii propagates in two ways: by cuttings or by seed. To propagate by cutting, snip a healthy stem with two to three pairs of nodes with leaves attached. Fill a small pot with well-draining soil nix and insert the stem to cover the exposed nodes.

Temperature And Humidity

Keep temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius) and avoid cold drafts from windows or doors. Hoya curtisii prefers humidity levels of 50 percent or higher.

The compact growth pattern of Hoya curtisii makes it susceptible to infestations from small insects. Spider mites, aphids, fungus gnats and mealybugs are common pests to watch for.

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