This rarely offered Hoya is a staff favorite here at Pistils. The complete name for this plant is Hoya sp. aff. burtoniae, because there's actually a lot of debate about the true identity of the plant. "Sp. aff." stands for species affinis, meaning it's potentially a new, yet-to-be-described species that is similar, but not identical, to a named species (in this case, Hoya burtoniae). Nomenclature aside, we absolutely love this Hoya's plump almond-shaped leaves that are slightly fuzzy, and often edged with reddish-brown (especially when sun-stressed). Hoya sp. aff. burtoniae is an easy grower that eventually produces clusters of pink flowers.
• Light: Perfect for bright, indirect light. Some direct sun okay.
• Water: Drought tolerant. Water when the top half of soil feels dry to the touch or when the leaves feel thin and flimsy.
• Considerations: Use a well-draining soil, and select a planter with drainage. Pet friendly! Read our Hoya journal entry for more information.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Hoya burtoniae that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 6" nursery pot . No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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