Plant profile

Hoya linearis

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Botanical name: Hoya linearis

Named by: Nathaniel Wallich

Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Hoya

Native area: Assam, South-Central China, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam

Care difficulty: average

Light preference: bright light without strong direct sun

Minimum temperature: 10°C (50°F)

Optimal temperature: 16-24° C (60-75° F)

Humidity: high

Watering: water when soil is dry

Fertilizing: 10-10-10, monthly

Soil: 50% coconut peat, 50% perlite; lecca

pH: 6.1-7.5

Repotting: yearly

Speed of growth: slow

Mature size: up to 2m (6.5ft.) in length

Flower: white

Propagation: stem cutting with a node

Pests: scale, spidermites, mealybugs, aphids, thrips

Diseases: root rot

Toxicity: not toxic, sap is irritable

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