Please take note - This species has a unique habit of vining out before sprouting new leaves. You might receive a plant with long internodes (the segments between nodes where leaves and branches originate), which may not appear as attractive at first glance. But don't let that dishearten you! These internodes are simply spaces that allow the plant to stretch and grow. Though it might look a bit odd initially, nothing a trellis can't solve! With the right care and support, this plant will flourish into something truly beautiful.
Introducing Hoya glabra (pronounced as GLAY-bruh) - a must-have for any indoor garden. Discovered by the famous plant collector Dr. Schlechter in 1908, this plant has been around for almost a century and originates from South East Asia, specifically Borneo Island, where it thrives in moist mangrove forests.
This tropical species, belonging to the tender perennial section of houseplants, boasts lush green leaves that can grow to a remarkable size.
While its beautiful foliage makes this Hoya stand out, its rose-colored blooms add a bright touch to this classic green houseplant. Each glossy, cream-colored flower measures up to 12mm in diameter and has a pale purple/pink corona. And with up to 30 flowers per umbel, this plant is sure to turn heads.
Not only is Hoya glabra a striking addition to your indoor garden, but it's also easy to care for. The foliage grows on long twining vines and the leaves can measure up to 15cm x 9cm in dark green with pointy tips and signature triple veins clearly visible (red underneath). And while the flowers only last for one day, their light and sweet perfume will delight your senses.
This rare annual plant is great for container gardening and is sure to become a favorite in your collection. Don't miss out on the opportunity to add Hoya Glabra to your indoor garden today.
Recreate a dense forest environment. Very little, if any, direct sunlight should hit the plant at any time of the day.
Low Humidity: Ideally Above 40%
This Hoya tolerates a drier environment. However, it could still benefit from light humidity care, including misting and grouping together with other houseplants. May require humidifier in cooler, drier months.
Cold Tolerant: Lowest 50F/10C
This hoya will tolerate cooler conditions than most.
Does Not Sunstress
This plant will not change color under bright light.