How Do You Care For A Hoya Undulata?
Hoya Undulata was described in 2015 and is exclusively found in the Kalimantan area of Borneo. It got its name from the undulate leaf edges. The leaves are pale green to purple with few specks.
Hoya Undulata is a difficult Hoya to care for. We do not suggest it for inexperienced growers.
This species, like many other Hoyas, is epiphytic in its natural environment, which means it’s an air plant with crinkly succulent leaves.
Here are the ideal conditions for Hoya Undulata growth. Warm and humid, temperatures exceeding 75 degrees F day and night, don’t provide too much light because most LEDs stress the leaves, causing them to become red.
When the water is almost completely dry, cross your fingers and hope for the best.
How do you propagate Hoya Undulata?
Hoya Undulata are very difficult to propagate. They prefer to root in sand, so the best way to propagate Hoya Undulata is by taking a stem cutting from a healthy plant.
If you are going to try this method, keep in mind that Hoya Undulata is an epiphytic plant with crinkly succulent leaves.
When the stems are put into a wet medium, high humidity and some patience they develop aerial roots that may readily root. Allow a day for your cuttings to dry before planting.
Can you propagate Hoya Undulata from a leaf?
We have tried to propagate Hoya Undulata from leaf cuttings. It didn’t work. You can try to propagate it by taking a stem cutting, but leave it outside until its roots form, then transplant your Hoya Undulata but don’t forget that this is an epiphytic plant with crinkly succulent leaves.
Does Hoya Undulata like humidity?
Borneo is the origin of this Hoya. Beautiful, stiff leaves with lovely patterns. This is a high-maintenance Hoya, thus it prefers rooms with warmer temperatures that do not go below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as continually moist soil.
Hoya Undulata loves humidity. Keep your Hoya Undulata moist and it will thrive.
Can you root Hoya Undulata in perlite?
Perlite is a white granular substance that is lightweight. It has the appearance and feel of polystyrene but is really formed of expanded volcanic glass that has been heated to 1000°C till it ‘pops’ (like popcorn) to many times its original size.
It is lightweight, sanitary, and simple to use, as well as long-lasting. It has neither an alkaline nor an acidic pH.
Fill the pots with a 50:50 mix of compost and perlite, water thoroughly, and then allow the compost mix to drain for several hours before inserting your cuttings.
Cuttings can also be planted in perlite by themselves.
How long do Hoya Undulata cuttings take to root?
After 4 to 6 weeks, you should have some well-rooted cuttings that you may plant up in your normal mix. Cuttings perform best when taken from mature, non-woody stems of the parent plant.
It is critical to be able to properly root cuttings while caring for Hoyas. When you think your cuttings are ready to be planted in their permanent pots, then you can transplant them.
What temperatures do you grow Hoya Undulata in?
Hoya Undulata needs temperatures higher than 75°F (24°C) to thrive. They can be grown in a greenhouse, on a windowsill, or in the terrarium.
In summer the plant likes temperatures above 75 degrees Fahrenheit day and night. Do not expose your plant to direct sunlight as it might burn the leaves.
What is the best potting mix for Hoya Undulata plants?
Hoya Undulata plants grow as epiphytes on trees and other plants in their native environment, or as terrestrial plants in soil or rock formations.
The majority fall under the first category. As a result, they do not require soil.
They will, however, grow fairly well in soil. As a result, we may preserve them in pots and hanging baskets.
However, in order to maintain them healthy and happy, you must utilize well-draining soil with adequate ventilation.
This manner, they may enjoy a habitat that is identical (or as near to it as possible) to what they are used to in the wild.
Why my Hoya Undulata is drying?
Hoyas are sensitive to both heat and cold and also need a lot of air circulation to thrive, so make sure the pot you choose has drainage holes and does not collect water.
If grown in soil, make sure it is a good quality one, such as African violet soil.
The main reason why Hoya Undulata leaves fall off is due to overwatering. When the water is almost completely dry, cross your fingers and hope for the best.
How often do I water my Hoya Undulata?
Water your Hoya plants when the soil surface is dry to the touch. To make it easier, place your finger approximately 1/2 inch into the growing medium. If it feels dry, then water the plant.
The frequency at which you water you Hoyas depends on many factors: temperature and humidity, light, type of potting medium as well as air movement in your home or office – all of these affect how quickly or slowly a pot dries out.
How do I repot to my Hoya Undulata?
Repotting Hoya Undulata is easy. When repotting a Hoya, we normally create an airy and spacious growing medium that has excellent drainage. This allows the roots to breathe.
The best potting mix for Hoya Undulata plants is composed of 50% organic matter and 50% perlite. We advise against using bark-based potting mix, as it will dry out too fast for your plant’s liking.
How much light does Hoya Undulata needs?
It thrives in environments with an average of 80% humidity and 50% sunshine. The light, nutrition, and water requirements of epiphytes drive their zonation.
Some species are confined to brightly lit areas, others to shady areas, yet others shun both bright light and deep shadow, while still others have a wide range of tolerance.
The presence of a species in the B zone usually indicates that it is suited to wet, shady settings. Hoya Undulata leaves can adapt to high light levels, however they have been reported to become purple under direct sunlight.
Should Hoya Undulata climb or hang?
While Hoyas may be found in a variety of environments across Asia, they are most commonly found as epiphytes, or plants that sprout from the branches of trees.
Plants do this to get closer to the sunshine, and they adapt to collect nutrients from the air and the environment in which they reside rather than from soil.
In a way, Hoyas grow from nature’s own hanging pots in their natural setting.
Simultaneously, their vining tendrils latch to whatever is close and expand and rise toward the light.
How do you train a Hoya Undulata to climb?
Hoya Undulata plants are easy to train to climb. Simply use fishing line, thread or stretchy string, tying it in between the pot and the plant.
Ensuring that the Hoya’s leaves are secured against the string will allow it to grow towards light.
Then simply let your Hoya Undulata plant grow freely without support of any kind. For example, you can train it in a clockwise direction – let one of its many vines dangle off of its pot and hang freely.
Is Hoya Undulata toxic?
All Hoyas are toxic (since they generate sap similar to milkweed), but not necessarily poisonous; the quantity of consumption varies by animal, but the ASPCA considers them safe to have near dogs and children on the whole.
Is Hoya Undulata a succulent?
Hoya Undulata is a succulent. A succulent is a plant that stores water in some part of its body, such as its leaves or stems, so it doesn’t need to be watered as often.
Hoya Undulata does contain water-storage organs and therefore needs to be watered regularly.