Hoya kerrii 'Reverse Variegata'
Hoya kerrii 'Reverse Variegata' is an attractive slow-growing semi-succulent plant with variegated heart-shaped leaves that vary in the amount of variegation. The leaves are bright green with a creamy-yellow or white center. They are up to 4 inches (10 cm) long and 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide. This cultivar has variegation in the center of the leaves, while Hoya kerrii 'Variegata' has variegation on the edges.
USDA hardiness zones 11a to 11b: from 40 °F (+4.4 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Hoyas don't ask for much beyond the well-draining soil and the warm, humid conditions that many tropical flowers crave. They don't like wet feet or heavy soil, and as many grow as epiphytes in nature. Give them at least a half-day of sunshine and bring them indoors when temperatures drop below 50 °F (10 °C).
When your Hoya finishes blooming, leave the flower stalk, as it may produce new flowers—removing the stalk forces the plant to produce a new stalk, which delays blooming and wastes the plant's energy. These plants are light feeders, and a monthly drink of compost tea or dilute fish emulsion provides all the nutrition these tropicals need. Hoyas like the security of a snug pot and plants that are a bit root bound will flower more prolifically than those swimming around in a giant pot.
Propagate Hoyas by cuttings of top growth or by leaf cuttings. The average cutting or leaf will produce a blooming plant in 2 years or less. The easiest method of propagation is by layering.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hoya.
This succulent is a variegated cultivar of Hoya kerrii.
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