Hoya ‘Silver Splash’ | Hoya pubicalyx ‘Silver Splash’

Hoya ‘Silver Splash’ | Hoya pubicalyx ‘Silver Splash’

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Hoya Pubicalyx is a draping succulent vine with green elongated leaf mottled with silver speckles and star-shaped waxy flowers. A must-have for your home. Growing Pot Size: 10 cm Key Information Other Common names: Wax Plant, Silver Splash Binomial Name: Hoya pubicalyx Gorgeous variegation to enhance your living space Height:...
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Hoya ‘Silver Splash’ | Hoya pubicalyx ‘Silver Splash’

Hoya Pubicalyx is a draping succulent vine with green elongated leaf mottled with silver speckles and star-shaped waxy flowers. A must-have for your home.

Growing Pot Size: 10 cm

Key Information

  • Other Common names: Wax Plant, Silver Splash
  • Binomial Name: Hoya pubicalyx
  • Gorgeous variegation to enhance your living space
  • Height: Short
  • Thrives in bright indirect sunlight
  • Maintenance: Easy to Medium care
  • Growing pot size: 10 cm


This flowering climber belongs to the Apocynaceae family and is native to the Philippines. Named after Thomas Hoy who was a gardener to the Duke of Northumberland, Hoya Pubicalyx is a gorgeous variegated plant with lovely silver dappled foliage, which can be trained to climb or allowed to hang as a trailing plant in hanging baskets or terrestrial pots.

With green foliage and dusty pink flowers with a sweet fragrance especially noticeable at night, Hoya Pubicalyx fills your home with elegance and beauty and is a must-have staple for your household. 

Hoya plants have different growth rates depending on the species; Pubicalyx is one of the fastest-growing hoya plants. However, as a tropical plant, the Hoya Pubicalyx does not handle frost well, so it is important to place it in moderate temperatures for optimal growth.

PlantX top tip: When propagating in water, after 3-4cm of roots have developed, transplant the cutting to a potting medium. Otherwise, the roots will adapt to being in the water, and the plant will have water roots that are weaker than soil roots.

How to Care for your Hoya 'Silver Splash'"

  • Light: Bright indirect sunlight
  • Water: Low watering
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix or soil with good aeration
  • Intolerances: Overwatering, extremely low or bright sunlight
  • Fertilizer: Liquid fertilizer high in potassium; spray on the leaves as well to encourage flowering.
  • Humidity: 60-70%
  • Temperature: 15-25 °C
  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Propagation: Stem cutting or leaf cuttings
  • Repotting: They prefer to be root-bound so repotting is not required often.
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic

Hoya ‘Silver Splash’- Common Problems

Wilted Leaves

Wilted leaves on a Hoya can be a sign of both under and overwatering. 

However, the wilted leaves on an overwatered Hoya will be limp and soft. Whereas wilted leaves on an underwatered Hoya will be dry and brittle. Water the plant only when the top layer of soil feels dry with soft water (rainwater or filtered water). It is also suggested to plant it in a pot with good drainage, to allow the soil to drain excess water.

Silver marks on leaves turning pink

The silver marks on the leaves turn a pinkish silver colour when exposed to more light. This is an indication that you should move your plant to a shadier area with indirect sunlight.

White spots on the leaves

These are hard water spots, formed due to a buildup of mineral salts. To remove them, use 1 teaspoon of white or red vinegar with a pint of warm water to remove water spots from the leaves. Dip a small piece of cloth in the solution and rub the leaves gently in a circular motion. Rinse with clean water and dry the leaves using another cloth.

No blooms on the Hoya plant

Light deprivation is the most prevalent cause of no blooms in Hoya Pubicalyx. Always check to see if the plant is getting enough light. Changing the plant's location or moving it might also prevent it from flowering. Moving the plant will agitate it, causing the buds to fall off before they bloom.

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, White-flies, Root-rot nematode

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

How to train Hoya plants to grow along a path?

These vine plants may be trained to grow along any route, climbing pots, trees, and any wall in your house when they are young. In the centre of the container, place bamboo or another vertical support and attach the plant to it using twine or threads.

Should I mist my Hoya plant?

Misting is fine to increase the humidity and to clean the leaves, but it should be done in moderation to avoid root rot due to overwatering.

When should I water my Hoya plant?

Water with room-temperature water, spring through summer only when the top layer of the soil feels dry, and let it dry between watering.

*Decorative pots sold separately

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at info@bloomboxclub.ca and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at info@bloomboxclub.ca
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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