Meet the captivating Hoya 'Rachel' - a cross between Hoya lacunosa (Langkawi Island) and H. Obscura that is sure to become a prized possession in any plant collection. This exceptional hybrid is a true gem, with a reputation for being both easy to care for and a fast grower that blooms readily once established.
The pointed oval leaves of the Hoya 'Rachel' are a lush green color with lighter veins that create an eye-catching contrast. In bright light, the leaves take on a gorgeous reddish hue, while the veins remain a vibrant light green.
When in bloom, this Hoya produces stunning umbels of 20 or more fuzzy pink flowers with golden yellow coronas that emit a delightfully sweet fragrance.
This cross happened in Antone Jone’s old nursery, Spring Valley Tropicals back in 2007 or 2008. It has a sister pod Hoya named ‘Rebecca’.
No barrier between the plant and the light source. Ex: Directly under a grow light, in a sunny window with no curtains or trees.
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.
Loves Heat: Lowest 70F/21C
This hoya does not do well in cold conditions, so be sure to keep in a greenhouse or other temperature controlled space.
This plant has evolved to shift color when exposed to bright sunlight, much like a human getting a tan. This does not harm the plant with proper care.