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Hoya Kerrii

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How can you not fall under the spell of this plant with its large heart-shaped leaves? We at What The Flower couldn't resist! Unfortunately, it is too often found in the shops as a small cutting... Don't you know who I'm talking about? But siiii, you know her! 

This little heart is planted in a pot and covers the stalls of the florists on Valentine's Day... It's good you see it?

Well, you have to know that with a little patience and good care, this little heart lost in its pot will become a big and beautiful plant!

Well, we insist on patience because this little cutting can very well wait 3 or 4 years before letting a stem point the tip of its nose!

This pretty liana is native to Asia and belongs to the Apocynaceae family. There are about 300 species of Hoya, which are often known for their surprising flowering in bunches, resembling small white flowers with a pinkish heart and which look as if they have just come straight out of a glassblower's workshop.

Where to install it?

The Hoya Kerrii needs a lot of light, but does not tolerate direct sunlight.
The brighter its location, the faster it will grow.

Substrate

Hoyas need a light, fairly well aerated and draining substrate to prevent their roots from suffocating in too dense material with stagnant moisture, which could quickly rot their roots. A mixture composed of equal parts peat and perlite will suit it perfectly.

Care

The Hoya Kerrii is fairly easy to care for, but its growth is rather slow.

Water your Hoya Kerrii generously, but make sure to let the soil dry out between waterings, as it does not like too much water. 

Ideally, it should be watered in a basin, as its fleshy foliage does not like humidity.

No need to mist, but remember to dust the foliage with a slightly damp cloth from time to time.

And don't forget to add fertiliser, such as Jungle Fever, regularly on sunny days.

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