Hoya Polyneura Care & Propagation Guide

Written by Ivy

Nov 02 2021

Hoya Polyneura Care & Propagation Guide
Hoya polyneura has a very high color value and is a rare plant with beautiful flowers and leaves. Moreover, Hoya polyneura's flowers also emit a very charming aroma, so they are very popular. However, many people say that Hoya polyneura in their family can't keep well and doesn't blossom. In fact, it's because we don't master its growth law.

Hoya Polyneura Quick Info

Botanical/Scientific Name Hoya Polyneura
Common Name Fishtail Hoya
Varieties Over 200 species of Hoya plants
Uses Improves indoor air quality,Beautify
Origin India
Light Care Bright but indirect light
Soil Care Well-draining soil
Temperature Care 45°F (7°C ) to 75°F (24°C )
Humidity Care High humidity
Watering Don't need to water it as often
Pruning Care About 3-4 inches long and has at least 2 leaves attached to it
Fertilizer Care Fertilize about every two weeks during the warm month
Propagation From seeds, cutting‎, layering‎
Toxic Toxic sap

Hoya Polyneura Care in Detail

Hoya Polyneura Care & Propagation Guide

Hoya Polyneura Watering

In order to maintain hoya polyneura well, we need to water Hoya polyneura every day. Next, we have made some analysis and instructions on watering Hoya polyneura, hoping to help the flower friends of Hoya polyneura. Generally, the watering time of Hoya polyneura is mainly concentrated in summer and winter.
1. In summer, water Hoya polyneura once a day and spray water 2 to 3 times. It is recommended that flower friends spray water at 7 a.m. and in the afternoon and evening. Before watering, spray water to wet the surrounding environment, and then we can water the flower pot of Hoya polyneura. In this way, watering can ensure that the environment is wet.
2. Water Hoya polyneura in winter and spray water around 8 a.m. then we can let Hoya polyneura enjoy the light in winter. At about 11 noon, flower friends can open windows for ventilation, and then spray water appropriately. Keep the basin dry in winter.
The temperature is low in winter. We should appropriately reduce the amount of water poured to ensure that the basin soil is properly dry, so as to avoid freezing injury.

Hoya Polyneura Soil

Hoya polyneura likes slightly acidic soil with strong drainage performance and humus. We don't use too sticky soil for breeding. When we cultivate Hoya polyneura, we can prepare peat soil, kill and a small amount of vermiculite. In order to make it grow better, we should also add some base fertilizer to the soil. If the soil used is relatively thick, Hoya polyneura's root system can grow more developed, which is very helpful to the growth of the plant itself.

Hoya Polyneura Light

If you want Hoya polyneura to grow well, you can create a semi overcast environment for it. You can give it about three hours of light every day. Try to choose the light before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. as much as possible. This light is softer and more suitable for Hoya polyneura, so that he can grow branches and bloom continuously, And the old pedicel can also grow buds.

Hoya Polyneura Temperature

Hoya polyneura is more resistant to high temperature and humidity, likes the environment with high temperature, and grows rapidly in summer. The most suitable temperature for Hoya polyneura is about 25 degrees, but high temperature can make it grow faster. If the temperature is lower than 5 degrees in winter, frostbite is easy to occur, so keep the temperature as high as possible. Hoya polyneura likes a semi shady environment. Remember, we must not expose it to the sun in summer. The leaves will turn yellow when exposed to the sun. In serious cases, it will cause sunburn one by one, and dark brown spots will appear. In summer, Hoya polyneura can grow very well by covering 50% of the light or putting it in a semi shady environment, Flowering is uninterrupted.

Hoya Polyneura Humidity

It should be noted that Hoya polyneura does not like to grow in an excessively dry environment. Be sure to maintain humidity indoors. You can turn on the humidifier for Hoya polyneura. Or lay a tray under the flowerpot, put a little more pebbles on the tray, and then add water. The potted Hoya polyneura can be placed on the pebbles, which can continuously increase the humidity and avoid wetting the basin soil. Another way is to spray water around, which is the simplest and the most effective way.

Hoya Polyneura Fertilizer

When raising Hoya polyneura, we should remember that the soil must be well prepared. The allocation is made with the ratio of cinder and nutrient soil of 1:1, which is very good. We can appropriately add some sheep manure as base fertilizer and put it under it, which can supplement the nutrients in the basin soil and make its roots grow better. Since Hoya polyneura keeps flowering and growing branches, and flower buds grow on the branches, we can supplement multi-element fertilizer in its growing season, so as to make it grow and bloom continuously. Of course, if you want Hoya polyneura to bloom more, you can appropriately supplement the fertilizer based on phosphorus and potassium, but remember that the concentration of this fertilizer must not be too large. You can choose to use the fertilizer based on phosphorus and potassium in the ratio of 1:1000. The fertilizer containing other elements can be watered 2 ~ 3 times a month, so that it can grow branches continuously, Keep coming out of the bud. Hoya polyneura's flowers are very beautiful, hanging like a big ball. Thirty or forty flowers can grow on a ball.

Hoya Polyneura Pruning

If our Hoya polyneura grows well, it will continue to grow branches and buds. It is raised with a shading net. So Hoya polyneura pruning is also very important. Its growth characteristics are very simple. It constantly grows new branches. After a few sections grow on the new branches, it will grow pedicels. This pedicel will grow flower buds to bloom, which can bloom from May to October, and its old pedicel can bloom directly from this old pedicel if you don't cut it off, So don't cut off the old pedicel after flowering. Cutting off will affect the number of flowers.

Hoya Polyneura Repotting

Don't rush to change the pot of Hoya polyneura potted plant just bought home. We can keep it in a ventilated and shady place first, and then see the light slowly after maintenance for a week or two. In this way, it can have an adaptation period. After adapting to the indoor environment, it can win, slowly supplement the light, and then start Hoya polyneura repotting.

Hoya Polyneura Pest & Disease Control

Lepidoptera insects are one of the common diseases and insect pests in Hoya polyneura. It mainly feeds on the juice in the flowers and leaves of Hoya polyneura, gradually sucking the mouthparts into the leaves, resulting in the withering of Bulbus due to insufficient nutrition. Control method: when controlling the pest, we can spray 1000 times of 3% pyrethroid.
Aphids are one of the main pests of many plants. Hoya polyneura is no exception. It mainly threatens the seedlings of corm plants and gradually absorbs juice from the seedlings, resulting in the inability of seedlings to grow and die. Therefore, aphids are still very harmful in Hoya polyneura diseases and pests. Control method: the harm period of aphids alternates between spring and summer every year, which should be paid special attention. When dealing with this pest, we can kill it with 1000 times of trichlorfon solution. Generally, spraying three times can completely eliminate this pest.
The incidence rate of anthrax is high in Hoya Polyneura. In the early stage of the disease, many black spots appear on the leaves of Bulbus orchid. These black spots will gradually spread over time and eventually lead to plant death. Prevention and treatment: in the prevention and treatment of this disease, 70% methyl atrazine 1000 times liquid can be used to spray the sprout, usually sprayed once in 7-10 days, and basically recovered after 2-3 times.
Soft rot
The high incidence season of soft rot in Hoya polyneura is the summer of each year, so we must pay special attention to this period. When the disease occurs, there will be many spots on the leaves of Bulbus orchid, which will spread rapidly and eventually lead to the decay and death of Hoya polyneura. Prevention and treatment: the disease must be prevented and treated in time. If the time is too long, it is difficult to cure. When we treat, we can use methyl parathion 1000 times.

Hoya Polyneura Propagation

Hoya Polyneura Care & Propagation Guide

Hoya Polyneura Cutting Propagation

Hoya polyneura mainly propagates by cutting, which is generally suitable for late summer. Before Hoya polyneura cutting propagation, we need to cut the robust and semi mature branches of Bulbus mother plant, cut them and trim them appropriately, with the length controlled between 8 ~ 10cm.
Clean the wound of the branch and soak it in rooting water for 10 ~ 20 minutes. After soaking, take it out and dry it in a cool and ventilated place indoors. In the later stage, it can be cutted. Hoya polyneura has strong adaptability. It can use loose, fertile, breathable and drainage nutrient soil as matrix to cut branches in nutrient soil.
After Hoya polyneura cutting propagation, we can water it appropriately to wet the soil. Put the branches in a cool and ventilated place for curing. After 2 ~ 5 days, put them in a place with sufficient light. During the curing period, water appropriately to keep the soil moist, control the ambient temperature and stabilize the temperature between 20 ~ 25 degrees, which is conducive to the rooting of Hoya polyneura cutting propagation.
Hoya polyneura needs reasonable maintenance. Under the conditions of appropriate temperature, sufficient light and water, the branches can produce roots in about 20 ~ 30 days. For later maintenance, it is necessary to give bulbus sufficient light, water and fertilizer to make it grow better. During the maintenance of Hoya polyneura cutting propagation, it should be noted that we need to shade Hoya polyneura when the light is too strong.

Hoya Polyneura Propagation in Water

If you want to make Hoya polyneura propagation in water, first take it out of the soil, clean the soil on its surface, then check its roots, cut off the rotten and necrotic roots, and then you can put it in the nutrient solution for diluting the flower roots for half a day.
In the process of soaking, we can prepare a transparent vase. We can put some beautiful stones at the bottom of the bottle, and then put the soaked Hoya polyneura into the bottle to fully expand its root system. After inserting it, add clean water. The water level is just below the Hoya polyneura root system, and finally add an appropriate amount of nutrient solution.
We should also pay attention to maintenance after inserting to make Hoya polyneura survive. First, we need to spray the leaves of Hoya polyneura with clean water every day. At the same time, Hoya polyneura propagation in water needs to change the water about every 15 days. After changing the water, we need to add the nutrient solution again, and inject the flower nutrient solution into the head of Bulbus about a month, This will promote its growth and increase the probability of flowering.
We should pay attention that Hoya polyneura propagation in water should be maintained in a cool and ventilated place and can not accept direct sunlight. We should adhere to the correct maintenance and prevention methods. It can bloom after about three months. When the flowers wither, they can be trimmed in time. If we keep up with the nutrition, they can bloom for the second time. In general, Hoya polyneura propagation in water is relatively simple.

Hoya Polyneura Benefits

After Hoya polyneura enters adulthood, the branches of Hoya polyneura will become flexible and soft, with a certain woodiness. If the hanging culture method is adopted, its branches will fall down and form a green waterfall, which looks very beautiful.
On the whole, Hoya polyneura not only has the dignified atmosphere of foliage plants, but also has the graceful charm of flower plants. For example, like the golden thick vine, its leaves are oval, thick and full in texture, green in color, and there is a golden stripe on the edge of the leaves, just like artificial inlaid lace. In addition, Hoya polyneura also has the characteristics of evergreen plants. As long as it is provided with a suitable growth environment and temperature, it is green all year round, and there are no signs of yellow leaves and fallen leaves at all.
In addition to these advantages, Hoya polyneura's flowers are also very beautiful. It is a cymose inflorescence with small and unique flower shape and quiet and elegant color. The whole flower is composed of five petals. The petals are heart-shaped, white and crystal clear, as if with jade like luster. In the middle of the flower, a wisp of thin pistil silk emerges, with a weak posture and delicate color. It is even more beautiful against the white petals.
Hoya polyneura not only has a beautiful and moving face, but also releases a strong fragrance of flowers. Every flowering season, a wisp of fragrance will float with the wind, and its fragrance can be felt even more than ten meters away. Especially in the dead of night, the flower fragrance of Hoya polyneura will become more intense. Take a sip and make people feel comfortable. According to insiders, the flower fragrance of Hoya polyneura is very beneficial to the human body. It can not only calm the mind and wake up the brain, but also improve the quality of sleep and make you sleep more sweetly. It is precisely because of these advantages that many people regard Hoya polyneura as the first choice for breeding flowers. As long as a pot of Hoya polyneura is placed in the living room or on the balcony, they will feel more interesting in life.

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