Hoya archboldiana, also known as the Gold Dust hoya, is a fairly new hoya on the market. This hoya originates in Korea and was first available to hobbyists around 2011. It has an upright growth pattern with long, thin leaves that have gold dust speckles across them. The flowers are small but prolific, with deep red to orange hues.
Like most hoya species, hoya archboldiana is fairly easy to propagate. Cuttings can be taken and rooted in water or even soil if you prefer (though rooting them in water will speed up the process). They also respond well to stem cuttings, which are more difficult to root.
Hoya archboldiana likes well-drained potting soil and bright, indirect light for the best horticultural results. This hoya can be propagated by cuttings or stem cuttings in water (or even soil). They need plenty of airflow in order to grow to their full potential.
Origin and Description
Hoya plants are rainforest vines found in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. They grow on other plant life for support without damaging the host tree or shrub. They also have an intricate leaf pattern that’s unlike any other plant and their flowers range from white to yellow or pink hues.
Hoyas are epiphytes, meaning they only need occasional watering when kept outside of their natural habitat, rainforest environments. They also come in a variety of shapes; low ground cover varieties as well as climbers reaching up into trees 60 feet high.
They are commonly used in home and office decorating because they can grow up walls or over doorways to create a curtain of vivid colors. They also produce hundreds of small flowers that bloom all year round, making them the perfect indoor plant for people who don’t have green thumbs.
Hoyas also produce hundreds of small flowers that bloom all year round, making them the perfect indoor plant for people who don’t have green thumbs.
How to propagate hoya archboldiana
Hoyas are hardy plants and can be propagated by stem cuttings. Simply take a hoya cutting with at least two nodes and plant in moist soil or water.
They are prized for their fragrant flowers which range from white to yellow or pink coloration.
Hoyas are not typically drought tolerant, so they need regular watering when kept outside of the rainforest environments.
Hoya plants will thrive in a well-lit area with high humidity or can be grown in low light conditions.
Hoyas love to live outdoors and need protection from cold temperatures, so it’s best for them to spend the winter months inside your home as they don’t like frosty winters.
General Care Information of hoya archboldiana
Hoya archboldiana is generally easy to care for. It prefers a well-draining potting mix and bright, indirect light (though they can take more) in order to produce the best horticultural results. Hoya archboldiana likes plenty of airflows to grow at its best potential height as the flowers will be smaller than most other hoyas but prolific with deep red or orange hues.
Hoyas thrive in bright indirect light and can’t tolerate too much direct sunlight, this will cause sunburn.
Hoya archboldiana needs a well-draining potting soil mix and plenty of airflows to grow at their best potential height. They like the same humidity level as hoyas in general but do not need much water or fertilizer.
Watering – hoya horticultural requirements
Water hoya archboldiana well enough to keep the soil from drying out completely. Too much water will cause root rot and make hoyas more susceptible to pests
A common misconception is that watering your hoya once or twice per week provides adequate moisture for the plant, but this often leads to hoya horticultural problems. A better idea is to water your hoya as needed, which typically means watering it once every two weeks or so in the spring and summer months
One way you can help promote healthier hoyas is by fertilizing them with hoya plant food diluted as directed on the package. Hoyas are sensitive to salt, so avoid using salty fertilizers or any products that contain them.
Temperature and humidity
It is best for hoyas to spend the winter months inside your home as they don’t like frosty winters and will thrive in a well-lit area with high humidity.
Pests and diseases of Hoya archboldiana
The leaves of Hoya plants are not typically prone to diseases, but they may be harmed by fungus or insect infestation.