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Hoya 'Bella'

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Discovered in the early 1800s, the Hoya 'Bella' was first discovered by a Cornish plant collector named Thomas Lobb. By 1849, ‘Bella’ reached European markets and was sold for 63 shillings at the time. That's roughly equivalent to $580 in 2022.

The Hoya Bella is a tropical epiphyte that can be found growing in the canopies of tropical rainforests in northeast India. The leaves have a lanceolate shape, with the base of the leaf tapering into a narrow point. ‘Bella’ boasts bright white star-shaped flowers with a vibrant purple daisy-shaped center. 

Grow Pot Size: 4”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 5-7"
Plant Care Level: Easy

Key Benefits 

Hoyas are sometimes referred to as “scent mimics”. These scent mimics can have a wide range of scents. Some can smell as honey while others like the ‘Corpse flower’ can smell of rotting meat. Most Hoya’s smells are reminiscent of vanilla, chocolate and other confectioner goods. The ‘Hoya bella’ is said to smell particularily sweet! 

Hoya ‘Bella’ Care Tips

  • Other Common Names: Wax Vine, Waxflower, The Beautiful Flower
  • Binomial Name:  Hoya bella
  • Care Level: Easy to medium
  • Light: Bright indirect to filtered bright light
  • Water: Allow soil to dry completely
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

The Hoya ‘Bella’ Story

Where is it from?
The Hoya ‘Bella’ is native to northeastern India, around the border of Myanmar.

Who is the Hoya ‘Bella’? 
Hoya ‘Bella’ is a bushy perennial. Well suited for hanging baskets the dense vines and flower clusters tend to hang downwards. 

Is the Hoya ‘Bella’ the right plant for me?

Most Hoya’s are easy to care for, they just require a suitable environment. Provide them with lots of light and a barky growing medium. They are susceptible to root rot if they are being water to frequently or planted in soil. Let the succulent leaves do the work for you and stick to watering your hoya every 7 to 14 days. 

Pet Friendly: Yes, the Hoya is pet-friendly.

Location Suggestions: Hoya prefers higher humidity so place your plant in a location such as your bathroom or kitchen.

Care Instructions

Light

Prefers bright, indirect light or filtered bright light

Water

Allow soil to completely dry in between watering. The succulent leaves will hold water. During warmer months, keep the soil moist.

Temperature

Average from 65°F - 75°F

Feeding

Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.

Toxicity

Non-toxic. Although, it is a great practice to keep your plants away from pets and children.

Grooming

Place your plant under a showerhead to remove any dust or debris

Care

Provide a trellis for extra support and keep the plant appearing nice and tidy.

General Information About Your Plant

Origin

India, Myanmar.

Leaves

The leaves have a lanceolate shape, with the base of the leaf tapering into a narrow point.

Repotting

Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot. Only do so when necessary as Hoyas prefer to be rootbound.

Soil

Use a well-draining, chunky medium with high organic matter. Its important that the roots are able to breath. Traditional potting soils will not work.

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