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Hoya Forbesii

Hoya Forbesii

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Hoya Forbesii For Sale

INDOMARTZ is an Indonesian Product Online Store. Available for sale Hoya Forbesii, the plants we offer are native plants cultivated by our local farmers. Can ship to USA, CANADA, EUROPE, ASIA and AFRICA legalized with Phytosanitary Certificate. Buy online Hoya Forbesii in our shop with safe and secure payment.

Plant photos are for reference. We always choose the best plants for buyers. The size and shape of the plant to be sent is like the one in the photo, more or less the leaves depend on the stock available. Prior to the delivery process, the plants will receive special treatment in quarantine so that they are clean from pests, insects and shipping plants without using soil media but instead using alternative planting media, namely moss or tissue.

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Description and Characteristics

Description and Characteristics for Aglaonema Hoya Forbesii

Hoya Forbesii, commonly known as the Wax Plant, is a popular species of flowering plants belonging to the family Apocynaceae. The plant is native to Thailand and the surrounding areas and is highly valued for its unique, star-shaped flowers and glossy, waxy foliage.

Hoya Forbesii has a slow-growing habit, typically reaching a maximum height of 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) in ideal conditions. The plant has trailing vines that are covered in thick, leathery, and succulent leaves that are ovate in shape and grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. The leaves are dark green in color and have prominent veins that add texture to the plant.

The flowers of Hoya Forbesii are a highlight of the plant, consisting of small, star-shaped blooms that grow in clusters. The flowers have a sweet, honey-like fragrance and are typically pinkish-white in color with red centers. The blooms last for several weeks and are followed by slender, bean-like seed pods that contain the plant's seeds.

Hoya Forbesii is a relatively low-maintenance plant that prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. The plant is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering. It can be grown in a hanging basket or trained to climb a trellis or support. The plant is also an excellent air purifier and can help improve the air quality of indoor spaces. Overall, Hoya Forbesii is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that is perfect for any plant enthusiast looking for a unique and stunning addition to their collection.

How to Care for Optimal Growing

Hoya Forbesii Plant Care

Here are some tips on how to care for Hoya Forbesii for optimal growth:

  1. Light: Hoya Forbesii prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. A north or east-facing window is ideal, or you can provide filtered light with a sheer curtain.
  2. Watering: Hoya Forbesii is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering, then water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's essential to ensure the soil is well-draining.
  3. Soil: Hoya Forbesii prefers a well-draining soil mix. You can use a commercial potting mix and add perlite or sand to improve drainage.
  4. Temperature and Humidity: Hoya Forbesii prefers moderate temperatures and humidity levels. Keep the plant away from drafts and maintain a temperature between 60-80°F (15-26°C). Mist the leaves occasionally to increase humidity levels, especially during dry winter months.
  5. Fertilizer: Hoya Forbesii does not require frequent fertilization. Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  6. Pruning: Hoya Forbesii responds well to pruning and can be trained to climb a support or trellis. Prune the plant in the spring or early summer to encourage bushier growth.
  7. Propagation: Hoya Forbesii can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a 3-4 inch (7-10 cm) cutting from the stem, and place it in a well-draining potting mix. Keep the soil moist and provide bright, indirect light until new growth appears.

With proper care, Hoya Forbesii can thrive and produce beautiful flowers year after year.

Common Issues and Troubleshooting

Common Issues and Troubleshooting of Hoya Forbesii

Here are some common issues and troubleshooting tips for Hoya Forbesii:

  1. Yellowing leaves: Yellowing leaves can indicate overwatering or poor drainage. Ensure that the soil is well-draining and reduce watering frequency.
  2. Brown, crispy leaves: Brown, crispy leaves can indicate underwatering or low humidity levels. Water the plant thoroughly and increase humidity by misting the leaves or placing a tray of water nearby.
  3. No flowers: Lack of flowers can indicate insufficient light or inadequate fertilization. Ensure that the plant is getting enough bright, indirect light, and fertilize every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  4. Root rot: Root rot can occur due to overwatering or poor drainage. If the plant is showing signs of root rot (e.g., yellowing leaves, wilting), remove the plant from the pot, trim off any damaged roots, and repot in fresh, well-draining soil.
  5. Pest infestations: Hoya Forbesii can be susceptible to pests such as mealybugs and spider mites. Inspect the plant regularly for signs of infestation (e.g., sticky residue, webbing), and treat with an insecticidal soap or neem oil as needed.

By being aware of these common issues and taking the appropriate steps to address them, you can keep your Hoya Forbesii healthy and thriving.

Treatment After Shipment

Here are some general steps you can follow after buying houseplants online from abroad :

  • Unpack your plants : Carefully remove your plants from their packaging and inspect them for any damage that may have occurred during shipping. Separate the moss/tissue at the roots. Cut and discard any damaged or rotting roots, Also check the leaves, cut and discard if any are yellow.
  • Plant acclimatization : Clean with clean water and give anti-bacterial or anti-fungal drugs. Give your plants some time to adjust to their new environment. They may be stressed from the shipping process and may need a few days to acclimate to their new surroundings.
  • Repot the plants : They may need to be repotted into larger containers. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current pot and make sure it has drainage holes.
  • Water the plants : Check the soil moisture level and water your plants as needed. Be sure not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Provide adequate lighting: Most houseplants require bright, indirect light. Place your plants in a location that provides the appropriate lighting for their specific needs.
  • Monitor the plants : Keep an eye on your plants and watch for any signs of stress or disease. Take action immediately if you notice any issues.
  • Follow care instructions : Make sure to follow the care instructions that came with your plants, as different species have different requirements for water, light, and humidity.

Overall, the key to success with houseplants is to provide them with the right environment and care. With a little attention and patience, your new plants should thrive in their new home!

Handling Time

It takes 1–2 weeks for the process of obtaining export permits and laboratory examinations for the issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates. Plants can be sent if a phytosanitary certificate has been issued.


Hoya Forbesii are sent from East Java, Indonesia. The shipping fee is (USA : 60 USD) & (Others Country : 70 USD) per order, with an estimated delivery time of 5–10 business days to the destination of the package. Shipping services using DHL EXPRESS or CARGO. We will send a tracking number and link via email so buyers can monitor the journey of their package.

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