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PlantFiles: Hoya, Wax Plant, Hindu Rope, Indian Rope, Angel Rope, Porcelain Flower
Hoya compacta 'Variegata'

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Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: compacta (kom-PAK-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata
Additional cultivar information: (aka Regalis, Compacta)
Hybridized by Cobia

Synonym:Hoya carnosa

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23 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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7 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kathy__bee On Feb 1, 2014, kathy__bee from Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have 3 different varieties of this plant. I love them all. The H. compacta (green form) is a fast grower. The other two H. compacta variegata (green leaf with a white margin) and H. comp variegata regalis (white leaf with a green margin) are both very slow growers. Probably due to lack of chlorophyll in the leaves. I have grown them in warm shade with high moisture and also indoors in a uncovered south facing window with all day sun.The brighter light produced very vivid pinks and purple new growth.
I wouldn't dare put these outside in direct full sun, but indoors seems to be fine. The variegated ones seem to be harder to start from cuttings, esp in the cooler months. Mine have not bloomed, but they are not mature enough to be potbound yet. But, they are beautiful even without blooms. Definitely a conversation starter. =)

Positive Nona48 On Aug 5, 2010, Nona48 from Henderson, NV wrote:

I love this plant!! Have had my Hindu rope for approximately one year. I keep indoors in a west facing window. I give it a deep water 1 - 2 times a month, during the warm months. I cut down on watering during the cool months. Second plant I have had. First one did not like the move from Wash. st to Nev.

Positive aspenbooboo41 On Jun 19, 2010, aspenbooboo41 from Whitehall, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Positive janihani On May 19, 2009, janihani from West Jordan, UT wrote:

Love this plant. Got me one when I saw my neighbors. But I am having problem with it getting a white "fungus" or "mold". can anyone help with saving it. I have it indoors, for now.

Positive vossner On Oct 21, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Fast grower, hardy and long lived. However, the older it gets, the less it flowers. Being too potbound may also affect flowering. Replanting w/ fresh soil every few years is good for this plant. Mine is potted outdoors, shade, requires little maintenance. Be careful not to overwater.

Positive ROBERTSONB On May 29, 2008, ROBERTSONB from New Carlisle, IN wrote:

THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PLANT. I RECEIVED IT IN A POT WHEN I HAD MY OLDEST DAUGHTER OVER 30 YEARS AGO. IT HAS FOUR FOOT LENGTHS THAT I'VE TIED UP AROUND A PLANT HANGER TO KEEP IT SAFE FROM MY DOGS. BUT IT HASNT BLOOMED IN YEARS. HAVE TRIED TO START NEW PIECES IN WATER & SOIL WITH NO LUCK. HAVE FED MIRACLE GROW BLOOM BOOSTER PERIODICALLY. WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT BLOOM.

Positive Frazmo On Jun 26, 2005, Frazmo from West Linn, OR wrote:

I just love this plant. I have it hanging in a north facing window and it seems to love it. I haven't had it very long (about 3 months) so I haven't seen it bloom. Great plant....

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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San Francisco, California
Whittier, California
Cape Coral, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)
Lake Mary, Florida
Milton, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Sarasota, Florida (2 reports)
Tallahassee, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Cumming, Georgia
Hiawassee, Georgia
New Carlisle, Indiana
Lawrence, Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Henderson, Nevada
West Linn, Oregon
Plano, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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