Final Day With Hoya Hoya desvoeuxensis

As always all good things must come to an end; so this will be my final day discussing Hoya desvoeuxensis. I have not been growing this one long enough to feel like I really have a handle on its cultivation requirements. I know that it is supposed to be a cool grower that likes lots of humidity. My conditions for it were temps that dipped to 60 F at night and went up to 75 F during the day. It sat on the perimeter of a large LED fixture where it did not receive a great deal of light. It seems to be exceptionally easy to flower, but more difficult to grow well. As of this date, I still can’t get rid of the slightly chlorotic leaves, and it could very well have to do with the sphagnum moss that it came rooted in that is still wrapped around its roots.

This is a plant with an exceptionally attractive flower, with a wonderful fragrance. I recommend it highly if you can locate it. If you do find it, make sure that you buy it from someone who has already bloomed it so that you can be assured that you have the right plant as the leaves mimic that of too many other Hoyas.