Similar to Hoya sp. Sumatra (Wavy leaves), the species in this listing originated in Sumatra, Indonesia. Despite being a relatively recent discovery, we can provide insights based on our experiences cultivating these exquisite plants. In terms of physical attributes, the species thrives in warmer temperatures and exhibits signs of distress when exposed to temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it can tolerate low humidity, growth is accelerated in high humidity conditions. While the plant's veins and color contrast become less pronounced in low light, it does not impede the plant's overall quality. On the other hand, bright environments cause the veins to stand out more prominently, with leaf colors ranging from red to dark purple. The plant's striking red vein on the back further contributes to its sophisticated appearance. The main difference between this one and Hoya sp. Sumatra (Wavy leaves) is the foliage on this species grow long and skinny.
Recreate conditions under a tree canopy, where plants receive lots of light, but it is filtered through the foliage of the trees above. Your light should be bright enough to cast soft shadows.
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.