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Hoya 'Rope Plant' Variegated

Hoya 'Rope Plant' Variegated

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  • Botanical Name: Hoya Hindu Rope Variegated
  • Common Name(s): Hindu Rope, Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant, Krinkle Curl

3” Pot - Rooted Hoya Carnosa Compacta - Outer Variegated

Caring for a Hoya carnosa compacta, also known as the Hindu Rope Plant, is a rewarding experience as this unique succulent vine produces stunning, wax-like flowers and has beautifully twisted leaves.

Ideal Conditions: Bright, indirect sunlight.

East or west-facing windows are perfect. Direct summer sun can scorch the leaves, so diffuse light with sheer curtains if necessary.

Watering Frequency: Allow the topsoil to dry out completely between waterings. Typically, this means watering every 1-2 weeks in the summer and less frequently, about once a month, during winter.
Method: Water thoroughly until water runs out of the drainage holes. Avoid letting the pot sit in water to prevent root rot.

Ideal Levels: High humidity, around 60% or higher, is ideal but it can tolerate lower levels.
How to Increase Humidity: Use a humidifier, place a water tray with pebbles near the plant, or group it with other plants.

Optimal Range: 60-85°F (15-29°C). It can tolerate temperatures as low as 50°F (10°C) in winter but avoid sudden temperature drops and cold drafts.

Soil Type:
Well-draining, airy potting mix. A mix designed for orchids or succulents works well, or you can make your own by mixing regular potting soil with perlite and pine bark.

Fertilizing Frequency:
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Do not fertilize in fall and winter.

Pruning is not necessary for growth but can be done to shape the plant or control its size. Always use sterilized pruning tools.

When to Repot: Every 2-3 years, or when the plant becomes root-bound. Choose a pot only one size larger than the current one to prevent overwatering issues.
Soil: Use fresh, well-draining soil mix.

Pests and Diseases:
Common Pests: Watch out for mealybugs and aphids. Treat infestations early with neem oil or insecticidal soap.
Diseases: Root rot is the most common issue due to overwatering. Ensure good drainage and let the soil dry out between waterings.

To Encourage Blooms: Provide bright, indirect light and avoid moving the plant frequently. A slight drop in temperature during the night can also encourage flowering.

Additional Tips:
Leaf Drop: If you notice leaves falling, it could be due to overwatering, low light, or temperature stress. Adjust care accordingly.
Patience: Hoya carnosa compacta is a slow grower, especially when young. Give it time, and with proper care, it will eventually flourish and bloom.

With these care tips, your Hoya carnosa compacta should grow healthy and happy, gracing your space with its unique beauty and potentially fragrant blooms.

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