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Hoya Piestolepis

Hoya Piestolepis

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Hoya Piestolepis For Sale

INDOMARTZ is an Indonesian Product Online Store. Available for sale Hoya Piestolepis, 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 Piestolepis 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 Hoya Piestolepis

Hoya Piestolepis, commonly known as the "Fishtail Hoya," is a tropical plant species that belongs to the Apocynaceae family. This unique plant is native to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, where it can be found growing in the wild on tree trunks, rocks, and cliffs. It is a popular houseplant among enthusiasts due to its attractive foliage and ease of care.

Hoya Piestolepis has striking, elongated leaves that resemble the shape of a fish's tail, hence its common name. The leaves are thick, leathery and glossy, with a deep green color and silver veins that run along their length. This plant is a slow grower and typically grows up to a height of 1-2 feet, making it perfect for small spaces or tabletops.

This species of Hoya is relatively easy to care for and prefers bright, indirect light. It thrives in humid environments and requires regular watering, but it is important to let the soil dry out slightly between waterings to avoid overwatering. Hoya Piestolepis is a great addition to any indoor garden and adds a unique touch of natural beauty to any space.

How to Care for Optimal Growing

Hoya Piestolepis Plant Care

Hoya Piestolepis, also known as the Fishtail Hoya, is a tropical plant that is relatively easy to care for. Here are some tips to help ensure optimal growth and health:

  1. Light: This plant prefers bright, indirect light, so place it near a north-facing window or a bright, shaded spot. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scratch the leaves.
  2. Watering: Hoya Piestolepis prefers to dry out slightly between waterings, so wait until the top inch of soil is dry before watering. Be careful not to overwater as this can cause root rot.
  3. Humidity: This plant thrives in humid environments, so it's a good idea to mist the leaves regularly. Alternatively, you can place a tray of water near the plant or use a humidifier.
  4. Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. Hoya Piestolepis prefers soil that is slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0).
  5. Fertilizer: Feed your Hoya Piestolepis with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is dormant.
  6. Pruning: This plant is a slow grower, but it can benefit from occasional pruning to encourage bushier growth. Prune back any leggy stems or dead leaves.
  7. Temperature: Hoya Piestolepis prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F (10°C) or drafts.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your Hoya Piestolepis thrives and adds a unique touch of natural beauty to your indoor garden.

Common Issues and Troubleshooting

Common Issues and Troubleshooting of Hoya Piestolepis

Hoya Piestolepis, also known as the Fishtail Hoya, is a relatively easy-to-care-for plant, but like all plants, it can encounter some issues. Here are some common problems and how to troubleshoot them:

  1. Yellowing leaves: If the leaves are turning yellow, it may indicate overwatering or poor drainage. Make sure the soil is well-drained, and reduce watering until the soil dries out.
  2. Brown or black spots on leaves: This could be caused by pests such as spider mites or scale insects. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth, or use an insecticidal soap to get rid of the pests.
  3. Leggy growth: If the stems are becoming too long and leggy, it could be due to insufficient light. Move the plant to a brighter location, or provide supplemental light with a grow light.
  4. Curling leaves: If the leaves are curling, it could be due to low humidity or overwatering. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, or using a humidifier. Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering.
  5. No growth or wilting: If the plant is not growing or appears to be wilting, it could be due to root rot. Check the soil and roots for signs of rot, and remove any affected areas. Repot the plant in fresh, well-draining soil.
  6. Dropping leaves: If the plant is dropping leaves, it could be due to temperature fluctuations or exposure to drafts. Move the plant to a more stable location, away from cold or hot drafts.

By addressing these common issues, you can help ensure that your Hoya Piestolepis remains 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 Piestolepis 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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