Final Day With Hoya cutis-porcelana

We end our discussion of Hoya cutis-porcelana today, but I will bring back once I have a better handle on how to grow this little beauty. I think this Hoya is one of the better new Hoya discoveries in the last few years and look forward to it becoming more widely available. It does not seem to be a difficult grower and flowers early and often. It receives my highest recommendation!

Hoya cutis-porcelana Is A Native Of The Philippines

Hoya cutis-porcelana is endemic to Samar and Biliran Islands in the Visayas, Philippines. In foliage, Hoya cutis-porcelana may look like H. camphorifolia and H. bicolensis but its flower does not resemble any known Hoya species to date. The plant was first described in 2013.

Growing Hoya cutis-porcelana Part Four

After getting that first flowering, I have flowered it a number of times since. It has also added another peduncle. I may repot this one in my conventional chunky potting mix, and take it out of the bonsai mix. I just have a feeling that I could get more growth out of this Hoya with soil.

Growing Hoya cutis-porcelana Part Two

Of all of the plants that came in my 2019 Thai order, Hoya cutis-porcelana was the first to put on any new growth. It grew a vine with a few leaves. I found that I only needed to water the plant very little. When I pulled the net pot out of its cache pot, I could pretty accurately determine when to water. It was only necessary every 10 days, or so.

Growing Hoya cutis-porcelana Part One

When I received my small plant, it was growing in a very hard plug of coconut husk that was impossible to remove. I had no experience with the plant so I potted it up in a modified bonsai mix, in a four inch pot, watered it well, and put it into a grow tent. I hoped for the best. Below the foliage of Hoya cutis-porcelana:

New Flower Comparison Photo

Here is a new flower comparison photo of Hoya darwinii and Hoya cutis-porcelana. I have not talked about cutis-porcelana as of yet, but much more will be said about this cute little Hoya in the coming days.

Hoya cutis-porcelana on the left and Hoya darwinii on the right