Hoya lacunosa-s come in ALL SIZES

Hoya lacunosa is one of the most fragrant flowers in my collection and it comes in all sizes and colors.  This is one of the easiest hoyas to grow for those of you who decide that fragrance is a requirement for you to grow.  These hoyas are beautiful growing in a Hanging Basket and hang down, producing many many blooms throughout the year.  When you walk into your space and a Hoya lacunosa is in full bloom, there is no mistaking the pungent yet pleasant fragrance you are enjoying.

My keys to successfully growing these hoya plants is to keep them from direct light and do not let them dry out.  A space with a medium amount of light will mean the leaves will be dark, lush and show many markings.  I have found the Hoya lacunosa-s do not always require the normal bright light to bring into full bloom.  You will soon learn how much water these hoya need because the vines will shrivel up quickly if the mix is completely dry.  Humidity is also required which means they should not be hung near an air conditioning or heat vent.  The only downside to growing this great hoya species is the susceptibility to attract Mealy Bugs.  Treating the pot, by drenching with a systemic pesticide will ensure the bugs stay away!!!

Hoya lacunosa comes in many shapes and sizes!

Hoya lacunosa comes in many shapes and sizes!

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