The Hoya ‘Swiffer’s Treat’ is sure to be a standout in any houseplant collection due to its lovely margins and the peachy hue that emerges when exposed to direct sunlight.
Bred by renowned Hoya collector and hybridizer Surisa Somedee in Thailand, this intricate hybrid derives from a crossing of Hoya SS 09-63 (Mindorensis orange x Blashernaezii subsp. Valmayoriana) and Clemensiorum.
She named it after Ric Moreira's iconic cat, Swiffer, from the Hoya empire.
Note that the 1st photo depicts the foliage of the same cultivar grown in bright environment.
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.
Intermediate: Lowest 60F
This hoya does not require high heat, but does not tolerate cold as well as other varieties.
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.