Hoya fungii comes from the island of Hainan, off the coast of China. It is an easy Hoya to grow and bring into bloom. A medium strong grower that needs considerable space as it matures. Leaves are large and covered in soft hairs (pubescence), new leaves are bronze green in color maturing to deep emerald green, and the stems on new growth are a gorgeous bronze purple. The leaves will be darker, softer and larger when grown in shade; and smaller, rigid and a lighter shade of green under brighter indirect light. The flowers are similar to carnosa but larger and fuzzier, once mature its globular clusters have around 60 flowers per umbel! The color of the blooms varies from pure white to dark rose pink and every shade in between, depending on temperature and light levels. Although this species has been known to survive light frost, it will be much happier if kept above 50F.
~Do Not let Hoya sit in excess water. As epiphytes, in the wild they would be growing on tree trunks or branches in the forest understory where they would get most of their water just from dew or moisture in the air.
~Hoya are considerably hardy & tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, but for the best growth it is recommended to provide higher levels of humidity.
~Do Not remove the peduncles [flower stalks] after your Hoya has finished flowering. Hoya are able to rebloom again & again from the same peduncle!
~Feed regularly during the growing season with a low nitrogen fertilizer containing sufficient amounts of phosphorous and potassium.
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