If you can find this little Hoya, you will absolutely fall in love with the cute little leaves on this one; the butterscotch scented blooms are just a bonus. It is highly recommended!
I thought that was so appropriate when I found out that Hoya sp. EPC-319 PG-04 was known as the mini wayetii because this is exactly what it looks and grows like except I don’t remember Hoya wayetii having such long aerial roots!
During the summer of 2019 I took at least 2 dozen cuttings from the plant to include as bonuses with people who purchased cuttings from me. Here is what the plant looked like prior to its haircut:
The buds opened without much fuss, and soon I had many peduncle and the flowers smell of caramel.
It took about a year of strong growing for the plant to form its first peduncle and bud up.
It is appropriate that I was reminded of this plant from a customer of mine who received it as a freebie from me, as that is how I received it. I got it as a free cutting from Ric Morier from an eBay purchase that I made from him back in 2017. It was an easy cutting to root and took off and grew well right from the beginning. It has strong aerial roots as can be seen from the photo below:
I have quite a few Hoyas that I have flowered that for one reason or another have not yet made an appearance on this site. Hoya sp. EPC-319 PG-04 is one of those and it was brought to my attention by an eBay customer of mine when she received a cutting of it from me as a freebie.
I took so many cuttings off from this plant in anticipation of getting rid of it, which I could not bring myself to do, there is a smaller display of flowers. It is still nice however.
The way I grow Hoyas in grow tents on huge humidity trays come with a lot of maintenance. Every few months I have to strip everything down to access these trays to scrub them out and sanitize them. A humidifier might be easier, but they require maintenance too and either expensive cartridges, and, or distilled water. My way is free, but if you count my hours of cleaning, it may be more expensive! Below one of my trays ready for cleaning; you can see in the bottom right corner my shop vac for pulling out the water and scum.
It took me 2 days to fully clean this grow tent. Below are a few of the plants that have been moved out so that I can access the disgusting humidity trays.