Kiersten lives in New Orleans, LA and graduated with her masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University in 2019.
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 a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
About Hoya crassipetiolata
With over 500 species and even more cultivars, there's a Hoya out there for everyone! They're native to Southeast Asia and their common name, waxplant, refers to their thick, waxy leaves which help them retain water in the heat. They're excellent climbers and will take off if you give them a trellis to grow on. Their other-worldly, star-shaped flowers are often fragrant and come in brilliant shades of red, pink, yellow, and more!
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 Madison, Wisconsin.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 30th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 31st, 2023
Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 44.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
January 27th, 2023
This month, Madison is getting an average of 5.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…
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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.
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.
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