Hoya globulosa

This hoya comes from the Himalayas and it was described in 1882.  Hoya globulosa came to me as a small plant from a woman named Susan in Virginia around four years ago.  She said that she didn’t know why she had bought it, as it was going to take up far too much room, and asked me if I would take it.  So if you happen to be reading this Susan, thank you!  It finally bloomed for me after exposing it to the great outdoors in the summer of 2014.

This plant will let you know in a hurry if it is unhappy with yellowing leaves that will not re-green, but will quickly fall off from the plant.  It must be kept as dry as you dare and very cool in the winter.  If you can follow those instructions it will be a very nice looking houseplant indeed.  In the summer it is OK to give more water, and it will then tolerate warm and humid conditions, which may even bring this Hoya into bloom.  A healthy specimen of H. globulosa is a sight to behold, and I can highly recommend it for anyone living in the cooler areas of the world.