Hoya Pubicalix - description and care rules

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One of the brightest representatives of tropical plants is Hoya Pubicalix - it belongs to the Lastovnevye family, originally from Australia, India, and Southeast Asia. The flower is successfully cultivated at home. Consider its characteristics, popular varieties, as well as the rules for caring for them.

Hoya pubicalix splash

Hoya pubicalix splash


Hoya pubicalyx differs from other species in the following description:

  • stems cylindrical, curly, internode length about 20 cm;
  • leaves are fleshy, leathery with a smooth surface, oblong-oval, 10-15x4-6 cm in size;
  • fragrant flowers, small - with a diameter of 1.8 cm, collected in inflorescences-umbrellas, 8-9 pcs .;
  • the petals are covered with dense pile, pointed, curved at the tips, the color depends on the variety;
  • in the center there is a crown with a circumference of 10-12 mm, a light pink tone.


This species has several decorative varieties that differ in the color of inflorescences and leaves.

Hoya pubicalix silver splash

Hoya pubicalix silver splash

Silver Pink

Botanical name - Hoya pubicalyx cv. Silver Pink. Synonyms: Silver Knight, Silver Prince, Pretty One.

The leaves are reddish or brown at a young age, emerald when mature. The surface of the leaf plate contains asymmetrically located spots or streaks of a silvery tone. The flowers are bright red, 2 cm in diameter. From 20 to 25 small buds bloom in one inflorescence.

Silver Lee

The botanical name is Hoya pubicalyx Silver Lea. The cultivar resembles Pink Silver, but has rounder leaves and much fewer silvery specks.


The botanical name is Hoya pubicalyx splash. The hybrid was bred by Swedish breeders.

The base of the leaf plate is obtuse, the tip is pointed, the color is greenish with silvery strokes. The flowers are bright crimson, contain a light crown, which gives them a contrast.

Red Buttons

Botanical name - Hoya pubicalyx Red buttons.

A very beautiful hybrid flower with a specific aroma, was bred by American breeding. Leaves in the form of an oval with a smooth and dense structure, pointed at the tips. The leaf plate is light green, covered with silvery strokes.

The flowers are bright red with gray pile. Crown in the form of a five-pointed star of the same shade. Inflorescences are large - up to 10 cm, consist of 20-25 flowers.

Black dragon

The botanical name is Hoya Pubicalyx Black Dragon.

Hoya pubicalix red button

Hoya pubicalix red button

An unusual variety with curly thin stems, dark green foliage, covered with silvery spots or stripes.

The inflorescences are dense, consisting of 20-25 small flowers. The marginal petals are dirty purple with dense bristles. Crown in the form of a five-pointed star, bright pink.

Fresno beauty

Botanical name - Hoya pubicalyx cv. Fresno Beauty.

This plant has pink flowers, and the leaves are densely covered with silvery or beige spots.Elongated sheet plate - size 10x4 cm.


The full name is cv. Chimera (Royal Hawaiian Purple).

The inflorescences consist of numerous small buds with a diameter of 10 mm. One umbrella blooms from 20 to 40 flowers.

Flowers in the form of a five-pointed star with dark purple, almost black petals, densely covered with villi. In the center there is a crown of the same shape as the buds, the color is bright pink.

Pink dragon

The full name is Hoya pubicalyx pink dragon.

A very beautiful variety with delicate pale pink flowers.

Bright Wang

Botanical name - Hoya pubicalyx cv. Bright one

The peculiarity is a bluish-red corolla with a very bright pink crown.

Purchase and adaptation

If you want to get a real plant with all the varietal characteristics, go shopping at a specialty store or florist nursery.

Hoya pubicalix photos

Hoya pubicalix photos

When choosing a Hoya Pubicalix for your home, carefully examine its crown and soil.

Healthy seedlings have smooth stems, without cracks, growths, dryness and rot. The leaves are fresh, juicy, rich in tone, without blotches of an unnatural color. The substrate is slightly moist, does not contain acidification and plaque on the surface.

The purchased plant is placed in a separate room for 3 weeks to give it time to adapt to new conditions. During this period, you can understand whether it is sick with something or not.

Landing rules

For planting a tropical flower, the following soil composition is suitable - turf soil, peat, sand in a ratio of 2: 4: 1. Expanded clay or pebbles are poured at the bottom of the container.

Instead of a homemade mixture, you can use a commercially available substrate for growing cacti and succulents.

Hoya prefers to grow indoors with diffused lighting. Therefore, the best habitat will be a window sill on the east or west side. When kept on the south window, shading will be required for lunch, on the north - additional lighting with a lamp.

The necessary conditions

Hoya loves high humidity - 75-80%. Therefore, in spring and summer, the crown is irrigated every other day, in the cold season - once every two weeks.

Do not keep near heating devices - in conditions of dry air, a flower begins to fall out of leaves.

During the growing season, the temperature is maintained within 22-25 ° C. With the arrival of autumn, it is lowered to 15-16 ° C.

In winter, the room must be ventilated, but before that, the flower is taken out to another room.

The duration of lighting is at least 10 hours a day. In spring and summer, this condition is provided by natural light, in autumn and winter they are supplemented with a fluorescent lamp.



Moisturize regularly, but in moderation, because hoya does not tolerate frequent overflows. In spring and summer, the frequency is once a week, in the cold season - every 14 days.

Hoya Publicis Splash

Hoya Publicis Splash

After moistening, the soil is loosened to prevent the formation of a crust on its surface.


Regular nutrition helps to quickly build up green mass, roots and increases immunity against diseases. They use ready-made complex mineral supplements for growing cacti and succulents. They are fed during the period of growth and flowering once every two weeks. After fertilization, watered abundantly.


It does not need shaping, since it does not tolerate this procedure well and may die. Only dubious twigs and stems that are yellow, dry or rotten are cut.

After flowering, dried inflorescences are cut off. The flower hands are left intact, and new buds will form on them next year.


The purchased flower is transplanted three weeks after quarantine. They take a flowerpot made of plastic or ceramic 2-3 cm in diameter larger than the previous one and always with holes at the bottom. Expanded clay is laid on the bottom, then nutritious soil. The plant is watered, removed from the old container, transferred to a new pot.

Young flowers need to be transplanted in a year, adults every five years.

It is also necessary to transplant hoya, which has rotted roots.They are pulled out, washed from the substrate, the rotten parts are cut out, dried, treated with a fungicide. They are planted in a new pot with sterile soil.

Reproduction methods

There are several ways to get new copies at home.

Hoya published photos

Hoya published photos


On an adult plant, the strongest and most flexible stem is chosen, its top is cut off with a length of 15 cm. It is important that it has several leaves and buds. At the bottom, foliage is removed, dipped in Epin's solution for an hour. They are planted in a moist mixture of peat and sand.

Place in a warm place (temperature 22-25 ° C), moisturize regularly. After 2-3 weeks, the first leaves will appear - this is a sign of successful rooting. They are grown for another month, then transplanted into a pot.

Stem layering

If the plant has developed several stems, you can try to root one of them. An incision 1-1.5 cm long is made in the center of the shoot, cover it with moistened sphagnum moss, then wrapped in a transparent film.

After 2-3 weeks, small roots can be seen breaking through the moss. Then the winding is removed, the stem is separated from the mother flower, planted in a peat-sand mixture.


Take several adult, healthy leaves with axillary buds, cut off the stem with a blade. The planting material is dipped in Kornevin's solution for 2-3 minutes, then planted in a mixture of peat and sand. Water, cover with foil, put in a warm place with diffused light.

Every day, planting is aired, moistened if necessary. After 2-3 weeks, they will start to grow, then the shelter is removed. They grow for another 1.5-2 years, until stalks appear on the seedlings. Then they are seated in separate pots.

Diseases and pests

Harmful insects and infections only affect weakened flowers that are not properly cared for and cared for. With their timely identification, hoya can be saved.

Diseases and pestsSignsTreatmentProphylaxis
Spider mite, scale insect, aphid, mealybugThese are parasites sucking juices that damage all organs - stems, buds, leaves. In places of parasitism, tissues die off, acquire brown, yellow or black color. The leaves wrinkle, dry, fall offAt the beginning of the infection, you can do without chemistry - cut out the diseased parts, treat with soap foam, infusion of garlic or tobacco. The launched form is treated with insecticides - Karbofos, Aktellik, Aktara or FitovermMaintain the required level of humidity and temperature. Spray regularly, wash the leaves with soapy water once a month. Buy healthy flowers, cut out diseased parts in time
Root rotAppears due to frequent waterlogging. First, the root rots, then the stems turn black, become soft and waterySuch a flower is pulled out of the flowerpot and examined. If the roots are partially damaged, cut out all the rot, dipped in a fungicide solution for an hour. Dried, transplanted into a new pot with disinfected soil. A plant whose root system has completely rotted is disposed of, 2-3 cuttings are cut for propagationAvoid overflow, use warm water for irrigation

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