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Hoya Compacta (Hindu Rope)

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The unique cluster of tough, waxy leaves is the Hoya Carnosa Compacta, better known as the "Hindu Rope". This unique Hoya sports delicate, porcelain-like clusters of flowers in a star shaped pattern, that hug the rope tightly.

This plant is an epiphytic evergreen semi-succulent vine that originated from East Asia and Australia. It is a very versatile plant that grows slowly. With minimal attention, you can enjoy the magnificent lush green foliage for several years.

Care

Light: Bright, indirect light is best for the optimal growth of the Hoya Carnosa Compacta plant. Choose an indoor position near a window that will provide plenty of indirect bright sunlight. The plant cannot tolerate direct sunlight combined with high heat, as it will scorch the flowers and leaves.

Water: The Hoya Compacta is semi-succulent, so it can survive with minimal watering. You should maintain slight moisture in the potting soil, but thee plant can tolerate short dry periods because the semi-succulent vines are good at storing moisture. So even if you forget to water the plant once or twice, it still has some moisture stored to survive.

Temperature/Humidity: Can thrive in both more humid and more dry environments, adjust potting medium as necessary. Indoor houseplant.

Soil/Potting: 
All Hoyas need to be potted in planters with drainage. These plants are very sensitive to too much water, so be sure to use a well draining soil with plenty of pumice and/or perlite. We suggest 1/3 peat, 1/3 perlite, and 1/3 orchid mix(bark, perlite, or charcoal). Good drainage and aeration are key! Hoyas don't mind being rootbound, it's said keeping your Hoya rootbound will accelerate blooming!

Care Tips: Prone to spider mites and mealy bugs dependent on environment and exposure. Never cut the long tendrils! Leaves and flower clusters develop from these.