News Item: : Hoya carnosa
(Category: Decorative flowering)
Posted by gradinar
Wednesday 17 September 2008 - 13:03:17

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Family: Cuscutaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia

Flowering period: Clusters of attractive, radial, pinkish-white flowers blossom in summer. Delicate colors appear as if made of porcelain and are truly unique. Emit a strong scent.

Hoyata originates from Eastern Asia and Australia. The flower is named after Thomas Hoym, gardener of the Duke of Northumberland in the late 18th century.

Nasitenozeleni, elongated, with a "waxy" surface, hence the name of the plant. Can be grown in a pot and even shape to grow in some form. For this purpose it is necessary only to insert a metal jamb in which it can climb. Another option is to leave it hanging like a plant. As such, it can reach more than m in length.

The most popular varieties are:
Hoya bella
Hoya carnosa
Hoya carnosa variegata
Hoya kerii
Hoya multiflora

The plant is not capricious and are easily grown.

Its colors are like porcelain and have a strong sweet scent. They are usually white, nasitenorozovo downtown. Important! Do not remove branches already pretsafteli wrists because of their place come new ones - in decoration and beautiful. Generally, the older the plant is the more impressive are its colors.

Necessary for the proper development of the plant at least 4 hours sun a day, but also can be grown in a holy place without direct light.

Soil: Garden soil, but it must do the drainage.
Irrigation: Regular, but not too much water and not to drench. The soil must be constantly moist but not too wet. Reduce watering in winter.
Fertilizing: 2-3 times a month.

Wax requires year round moderate temperature, which in winter should not fall below 10-12 ° C.

The plant needs excellent lighting, but should be kept by the midday sun which can burn the leaves.
Should not be draughty.
If it is very dark will not blossom.
As a blossom not change its location.

If necessary, the wax to transplant into soil in the spring with a predominantly visokohumusna content.
Consumed pot is good vodoottsezhdane to korenchetata not rot.
If its diameter is 10-15 cm, rather than the plant can be transplant, just to refresh the top layer of soil.

Propagation: Hoyata can be reproduced at any time by stem cuttings or by air challenge.
Part of the stem with one or more leaves will root quickly in water or damp sand. If you select the root in water, place in a bottle covered with aluminum foil. Root ше appear for 5-10 days at about 25 °

In nature there are approximately 200 species, but the indoor conditions are kept only three:

Hoya bella, which has a cylindrical shaft. Summer blooms with fragrant petals, which resemble small chadarcheta. Blooms are small, vosachnopodobni, white, tamnorozova crown in the center.

Hoya carnosa - considerably more than before. Its leaves are thick and well protected from drying. Easily adapts to any change of premises. Easily tolerate any winter temperature decreases.
Many plant forms a bright spot chadarovidni cream petals with a lovely fragrance.

Hoya multiflora - in appearance with nothing like the other two. It can go wrong with any other plant and did not allocate it to the family of hoyata.
This species has inflorescences in the form of umbrellas, but they are composed of dozens of highly fragrant flowers. Any form of a lancet, a white and pale yellow color. Partially concealed by green leaves with a length of 10 cm, although its stems are very strong this Jolla needs additional support. It's because of heavy foliage and flowers.

Not disturb the plant where new leaves sprout and remove the old stem from: let them fall off and avoid grafting, if they are not really necessary.

Observe the plant time to establish if it attacked Scale insects.

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