Hoya publicalyx leaves start out as an elegant deep eggplant purple that transitions to a deep green as the leaf matures. Leaves themselves are often decorated with splashes of faint silvery markings. Given the correct care and time, you can expect a cluster of dark purple star-shaped flowers to appear!
These flowers are quite fragrant! Each hoya has a unique scent, some are said to smell vanilla, chocolate, or cinnamon!
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 5-7” depending on the grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Easy
We often think of this plant as never-ending!
As a scrambling shrub, this plant grows up high in tree canopies where it uses vining tendrils to secure itself in place. Watch as your plant grows you will see the vines whip back and forth as it looks for something to grab on to. One day you will be walking by and it will have taken over your entire bookcase!
Hoya ‘Pubicalyx' Care Tips
Other Common Names: Porcelain Flower, Wax plant, Silver Splash
- This plant prefers consistent bright light, however can handle lower light levels, lower light quality will slow the plant's growth! They do really well on a bookshelf that is just out of direct sunlight!
- This Hoya has thick semi-succulent leaves. This means that your plant is not a heavy drinker and prefers to have the soil dry out in between waterings!
The Hoya ‘Publicalyx' Story
Where is it from?
Hoya 'Publicalyx' is native to the Philippines.
Who is the Hoya ‘Publicalyx'?
Originally discovered in 1918, The Hoya 'Publicalyx’ has been heavily cultivated over decades, so much so that it's hard to tell which cultivar you have until it blooms. The ‘Red Button’ has few silver markings and deep burgundy flowers. The ‘Pink Silver’ has plenty of silver marking and a pinkish hue to their flowers. ‘Hawaiian Purple’ has almost black clusters of flowers amongst more pink ones.
Good For You!
We love Hoyas in the bedroom! With their long vining habit, it creates the perfect relaxing mood. The Hoya plant is also extremely air-purifying.
Is the Hoya ‘Publicalyx' the right plant for me?
Hoyas are excellent first-time plants and easy to care for! Especially if you have the attendance to forget about your plant for a few days!
Allow the soil to completely dry in between watering as Hoyas are susceptible to root rot. Provide bright, indirect light or filtered bright light. Once your plant matures, you can provide a trellis for extra support and keep the plant appearing nice and tidy
Pet Friendly: Yes! Hoya’s are pet-friendly!
Location Suggestions: Hoya’s are truly an easy-going plant. The biggest factor is lighting! Place your plant up high to mimic its natural habitat and give it lots of light! They thrive in warm humid locations like the bathroom or kitchen! But they are just as happy in a bedroom or living room!