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She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is (nearly!) a Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
About Hoya 'Crassipetiolata'
Hoya 'Crassipetiolata' is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.
Hoya 'Crassipetiolata' likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
How to care for Hoya 'Crassipetiolata'
Hoya 'Crassipetiolata' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 27th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
November 27th, 2021
Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 29.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2 …
November 25th, 2021
This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of da…
Hoya 'Crassipetiolata' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Hoya 'Crassipetiolata' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
November 21st, 2021
The growing potential in Baltimore is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best t…
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