Botanical Name: Hoya Curtisii
Common Name: Porcelain flower, Tiny-leaf porcelain flower, Hoya aloha, Fung wax flower
I have a bunch of plants and they’re all still alive (Intermediate)
A miniature trailing plant, these tiny leaves are rounded at the base and pointed at the apex; they’re olive-green in tone with blue-grey variegation. Hoya curtisii grow quickly and are excellent for groundcover or hanging baskets. If you’re making it happy, you’ll know; it’s going to share the love with tiny flowers growing in geometric pods that resemble … brains? Alien life forms? Getting it to flower is what kicks this one up to the intermediate level. If you’re satisfied that it’s sort-of-mostly-green, then you can categorise this as workable for beginners.
Just wee! Hoya curtisii are usually bought when small in 10cm (4in) pots, with minimal trailing growth, and they stay relatively small. A mature plant is likely to be in a small pot with good-sized stems trailing down 20-30cm (12-15in).
Try a windowsill indoors, or place in partial shade outside. Bright, indirect light is best.
Let it dry out fully, then water thoroughly. Don’t let it sit in excess water, though -- water will need to drain out to avoid root rot.
A standard potting mix will work just fine. The rule here is to make sure your Hoya curtisii has adequate drainage; place it in a pot with drainage holes and monitor to avoid overwatering.
Humans: You have nothing to worry about here; continue on with your day
Pets: All is well because nothing will swell.*
*According to the ASPCA
Hoya Curtisii 4"
This Hoya Curtisii comes in a 4" plastic growers pot.
Approximately 4 feet tall, measured from the base of the pot.
*All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.