Hoya lacunosa ‘Snow Caps’
Hoya lacunosa ‘Snow Caps’

Hoya lacunosa ‘Snow Caps’

Origin and Discovery
Hoya lacunosa is a species native to Southeast Asia, specifically found in regions from Thailand to Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and the Philippines. It thrives in warm, humid environments typical of tropical forests, often growing as an epiphyte on trees.

Natural Habitat
In its natural habitat, Hoya lacunosa is commonly seen climbing tree trunks and hanging from branches, where it benefits from filtered sunlight and ample humidity. This vining plant is well-adapted to these conditions, making it an ideal candidate for indoor cultivation with similar care needs.

Plant Characteristics
Hoya lacunosa ‘Snow Caps’ is a distinctive cultivar known for its cute small leaves adorned with lots of splashy variegation. The leaves are oval-shaped, fleshy, and have a waxy texture. When in bloom, this plant produces clusters of small, white, star-shaped flowers with a delightful cinnamon fragrance, typically blooming from spring to fall.

Care Instructions

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so place it near an east or north-facing window or use artificial grow lights.
Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 68-77°F (20-25°C). It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
Watering: Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out before watering. Increase watering frequency during the growing season and reduce during winter.
Humidity: Prefers high humidity levels, ideally above 60%. Use a humidifier, mist the leaves, or place a water tray nearby to maintain moisture.
Soil: Use a well-draining mix, such as one designed for orchids, or a blend of peat-free potting soil, perlite, and pine bark.
Fertilization: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing in winter.
Propagation: Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Use healthy cuttings with at least three nodes, and root them in water or a well-draining soil mix.
Pruning: Prune as needed to maintain shape and remove dead leaves. Avoid deadheading as flowers bloom from the same spurs yearly.

By following these care tips, Hoya lacunosa ‘Snow Caps’ can flourish and add a unique, decorative touch to any indoor garden, boasting its charming leaves and fragrant blooms.

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