The Hoya linearis is particularly distinctive cultivar with is fuzzy linear stems which create a bit of a curtain-like appearance when hanging, making it a very popular choice for those that love trailing houseplants.
Large: 1.5-2+ feet with multiple stems
X large: 2-3+ feet with multiple stems
Pot Size: Grown in moss attached to fern bark or wood.
The above specifications are indicative only. The actual size and color of the plant may vary slightly.
Only after the medium dries completely, it the weather is very dry and hot, water them daily.
Hoya plants need loose, quickly-draining soil to thrive. The best type of medium for this species of Hoya to grow is orchid pot soil, sphagnum moss, coconut husk, or cactus mix. You can also create a potting mix for Hoya linearis by combining potting soil, perlite, and orchid bark.
Indoor in medium to high indirect light with Good natural Air Circulation / Ventilation.
Initial Care (After receiving the plant)
- Leave the plant in the moss attached and water the media if it seems dry, you can also propagate the plant by taking cuttings from it.
Quick Care Guide:
- Scorched/ shrivelled leaves : Your plant is getting too much sun and not enough humidity; move to somewhere more shaded and humid (a bright bathroom would be great!).
- Limp or wilting leaves: This is a sign of a watering issue and could be a result of either root rot or prolonged under watering. Inspect the roots of your Hoya to determine the cause. If the roots of have been very wet and started to rot, you should take cuttings of your Hoya linearis to propagate and create a new plant. If it’s excessively dry, increase watering gradually.
- Sudden leaf drop: can signal shock from cold temperatures… be aware of hanging in cold windowsills and draughts in winter! Hoya’s can’t handle temperatures below 10°C, so ensure your plant is placed somewhere warmer with enough humidity.
- Shrivelled up foliage: The plant isn’t getting enough water or humidity (or both); gradually increase both. This particular Hoya requires more humidity than some others.
- Very long ‘stretched’ stems/internodes: This is called etiolation and means that your plant isn’t getting the correct amount of light; stems will be especially ‘stretched’ and leaves smaller in size.
- No flowers: The main reason is that your Hoya isn’t getting enough light. Another consideration is that some Hoyas often flower as a sign of stress; so keeping things slightly root bound could encourage those lovely ‘porcelain flowers’ to make an appearance!
- Pests: Incorrect care and lack of humidity are the main reasons pests may appear, and the Hoya linearis can be susceptible to mealy bugs or aphids in particularly dry conditions. Be sure to closely check the fuzzy leaves and if pests are present, the plant can be treated with insecticidal soap. Repeat weekly and keep the plant in isolation until completely pest-free.
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We ship our plants in weekdays ie. monday to friday. We avoid weekends because we don't want our parcel to get stucked at the postal office. Processing depends on several factors like the type of plant, when you order it etc.
Standard shipping takes 4-6 days to reach, but it may vary during the holiday seasons and your location.
Where do you ship from?
Most of the plants get shipped from Pune, although we have a few different locations across India. And we ship all over India.
Orders are dispatched within 5 working days. Cancellations will be considered only if the cancellation request is made within 24 hours of placing an order.
I got a very carefully packed Hoya Linearis, which when I unwrapped, to my surprised turned out to be so long, and quite well-mounted. It was healthy, and not worse for the wear despite the long journey. Very happy to have it!
Received a healthy Hoya linearis specimen. Very happy with the purchase!