Impress your guests with the incredibly unique Hoya ‘Sheperdii’. It produces sweet-smelling flowers and boasts waxy foliage resembling green beans!
Growing Pot Size: 10cm
- The Hoya ‘Sheperdii’ boasts thick, waxy foliage that is said to resemble string beans. Given the right conditions, it will produce white, star-shaped flowers in spring and summer.
- Also known as: String Bean Hoya, Green Bean Hoya, Hoya Longifolia.
- This vining plant loves to be housed in a hanging basket where its foliage can trail and cascade!
- Great for beginners.
- Growing Pot Size: 10cm.
The Hoya is known to withstand low light conditions and infrequent watering, making it a great starting point for new plant owners. However, if you want your plant to bloom and thrive, we recommend sticking to the care instructions we’ve provided!
Hoya ‘Sheperdii’ - Sweet-Smelling
The Hoya ‘Sheperdii’ makes a beautiful house plant - place it in a hanging basket and it will cascade wherever it pleases! What’s also great about this plant is that it produces fragrant, star-shaped flowers in the late spring and summer. How exciting is that?!
Where does it come from?
This tropical beauty is native to the eastern Himalayas and Assam!
Plant Care Tips: Hoya ‘Sheperdii’
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Can tolerate partial shade. Try placing in direct sunlight for a few hours each day, but do not leave for too long as this can scorch your plant’s leaves.
Water: Wait for the top few centimetres of soil to dry out before watering.
Humidity: Like any tropical plant, the Hoya loves humid environments. Although it can tolerate average humidity levels, it will thrive in higher humidity. We recommend keeping it in the bathroom or kitchen and misting the leaves regularly.
Temperature: Keep at temperatures of 10-24°C. Avoid positioning near cold draughts and heat sources.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed once or twice a month during the growing season (spring to summer.) We recommend using a fertilizer that is rich in potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus.
Propagation: The Hoya can be propagated with stem cuttings or seeds.
Pets: Slightly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.
Hoya ‘Sheperdii’ - Common Issues and Questions
The leaves of my Hoya are yellowing. What am I doing wrong?
If your Hoya has yellow leaves, it is probably a sign that it is being overwatered. Make sure that you are only watering your plant when the top few centimetres of soil are dry. You ensure that you are using a well-draining potting mix and that your pot is draining properly.
Why is my Hoya growing really slowly?
You may notice that your Hoya is growing unusually slowly. If you have recently moved your plant, it may be in shock. Hoyas go dormant when placed in a new environment, and often need a few weeks or months to adjust to their surroundings. Be patient and new growth will come!
Common pests: The Hoya ‘Sheperdii’ is susceptible to mealybugs, scale, thrip, and spider mites. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
*Decorative pots sold separately.