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Hoya Lacunosa is a fun little plant with waxy leaves that belongs to the Hoya family. It originates from the tropics and is used to bright light and plenty of humidity. Due to its trailing nature it makes a beautiful desk plant or is perfect for giving depth to a shelf display. Please keep reading for our detailed Hoya Lacunosa care guide.
Hoya Lacunosa Light Requirements
Just like many other members of the Hoya family, the Hoya Lacunosa does well under bright light. For most areas in the northern Europe and North America your plant will do well in direct light but as you move closer to the equator or if you live in areas with strong relentless sun then you may need to place this plant in shade to avoid the foliage becoming damaged. However due to their waxy leaves they can take a lot of light and the light will help them to bloom.
Hoya Lacunosa Watering Needs
You’ll probably need to water your plant around once a week but of course this can vary in the winter or during very hot weather. Hoya’s don’t like to be sitting in wet soil but can take regular waterings. Simply allow the soil to dry out between waterings then water your plant thoroughly. Make sure that the pot your Hoya is in has adequate drainage holes. If the water has no where to go your plant can be sitting in soggy soil for days which is something it will not respond well to. Allow the water to run through the drainage holes and when the plant has stopped dripping you can return it to its usual place in your home.
Hoya’s can survive in most humidity levels although they will do worse in drier more arid conditions. As the Hoya Lacunosa comes from the tropics it is used to more humid environments and will therefore grow better when the humidity is higher. If you are unable to provide your plant with high levels of humidity then we would recommend using a plant mister to mist your Hoya regularly. That should provide them with the level of moisture they need but if you’re going for optimal growth then we would definitely recommend investing in a good humidifier.
Lacunosa Soil Type
Hoya Lacunosa is a plant that is used to growing on other plants so you don’t want a dense soil mix where the water can’t drain away. We would recommend finding a well balanced lose soil and adding perlite for aeration.
Fertilise your Hoya Lacunosa during the growing months with a well balanced standard fertilier. Dilute the fertiliser so it is not too strong for the plant and we would recommend feeding once a fortnight. Once the growing season is over stop fertilising and water as usual then start the plant food again in the spring time.
So to summarise, for optimal Hoya Lacunosa care, your plant requires:
- Bright direct sunlight
- High humidity
- Regular watering
- Drainage holes
- Fertilising during the growing season
- Well draining soil
- Added bark or wood chunks
Hoya Lacunosa FAQ:
Now that you’ve finished our Hoya Lacunosa care guide, check out some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this quirky little plant and you might find some of your questions have already been answered below.
Will My Hoya Lacunosa Bloom?
Although all Hoya Lacunosas are capable of blooming not all of them will. In order to bloom they need lots of sunlight and they will bloom during the summer months.
Can Hoya Lacunosa Take Full Sun?
Yes Hoya Lacunosa can take full sun, however if you live somewhere with exceptionally strong unrelenting sun you may want to consider some shade for your plant.
Are Hoya Lacunosa Easy To find?
Unfortunately Hoya Lacunosa is a plant that isn’t that common as a houseplant so can be quite difficult to come by. Because of this you may find that the plant is more expensive or smaller than other types of Hoya you are able to buy.
Can I Place My Hoya Lacunosa On The Windowsill?
Whether you place your plant on the windowsill will depend how strong the sunlight in your area is. If you live somewhere with incredibly strong sunlight it could damage the leaves, where as if you live somewhere with moderate to low sunlight your plant should be absolutely fine on a windowsill.
Can I Place My Hoya Lacunosa On The Radiator?
Although they are the perfect size for placing on top of a radiator cover you should not put your Hoya Lacunosa on top of a radiator. This is because the heat from the radiator can cause the soil to dry out quickly. Also the air around a radiator is usually hot and dry and Hoya Lacunosa is a plant that thrives under high humidity and does badly in dry conditions. Most plants will do badly on top of a radiator so save that space for ornaments and photo frames.
We hope you’ve found this useful. If you have any other questions regarding Hoya Lacunosa care then please leave them in the comments below and we will do our best to answer them as well as we can.