Plant Care Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

About Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

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!

Taxonomy

Hoya parasitica 'Black Margin'
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

Water

How often to water your Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

Water needs for Black Margin Hoya Parasitica
0.5 cups
every 12

Black Margin Hoya Parasitica needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tucson, Arizona.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Black Margin Hoya Parasitica in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

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Growing Black Margin Hoya Parasitica in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Black Margin Hoya Parasitica in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 3rd, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Black Margin Hoya Parasitica in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 28.5% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Tucson is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to increase by 28.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Black Margin Hoya Parasitica in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayligh…

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Finding light for Black Margin Hoya Parasitica in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Margin Hoya Parasitica: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Margin Hoya Parasitica 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 Tucson, Arizona ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Margin Hoya Parasitica: repot after 2X growth

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 Black Margin Hoya Parasitica after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

Black Margin Hoya Parasitica

Black Margin Hoya Parasitica


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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