You will receive the exact plant pictured. This is a rooted cutting. Chat with us below if you have any questions. If you need a heat pack, please order one here.
Hoya polyneura is an elegant, delicate plant with paper-thin, light green leaves. These leaves have darker green veins running through them in a pattern that looks like the bones of a fish, which has led to this particular Hoya being referred to as the "Fishtail Hoya."
Its vines can grow to be around seven inches long, and would make for a pretty enough plant on their own. But the Hoya polyneura comes with a bonus feature: every year it grows clusters of little star-shaped, creamy white and maroon flowers.
Like other Hoyas, this one comes from India, and therefore likes lots of humidity. Similar to succulents, though, it doesn’t need much watering. In fact, this can be more harmful than helpful! Water it lightly every one to one and a half weeks during the summer, and half as often during the winter. Letting it dry completely at the end of the growing season each year will encourage the flowers to grow the next year.
In addition to this already-small amount of care needed, Hoya polyneura only needs to be repotted once every two years. So, for the most part, you can leave your fish-tailed friend in peace and let her grow her lovely fins on her own.
At A Glance:
- Light: Very bright, with occasional direct sun
- Temperature: 50-77°F
- Humidity: High
- Water: Once every week and a half in the summer, but not more than once every three weeks during winter.
- Pet-Friendly: Yes
We ship from Los Angeles, and we only ship within the United States. We do not ship to Hawaii / Canada / International. We typically ship on Mondays or Tuesdays to avoid plants being stuck in transit over the weekends, but we may sometimes ship later in the week depending on order volume. With that said, we cannot guarantee or control delivery time. If delivery time is a concern, please opt for upgraded shipping.
We take great care when packaging and preparing your plants for shipment. They'll be shipped either in a nursery pot in soil or sphagnum moss, or shipped bare root wrapped in sphagnum moss or other damp material to retain moisture. We also add poly-fil around the plant for padding, then wrap it in bubble wrap, and finally add packing peanuts for extra cushion to ensure a safe and clean transport.
We also offer local pick-up if you're in the Los Angeles area.