You will receive the exact plant pictured. Ships in a nursery pot (terracotta pot not included).
If you like beautiful, flowering vine plants but don’t exactly have the green thumb necessary to care for them, then the Hoya Mathilde is for you. This cross between Hoya Serpens and Hoya Carnosa doesn’t require much watering, and it doesn’t need to be repotted often (in fact, in most cases it would prefer that you didn't!).
This lovely specimen has rounded, waxy green leaves and will produce clusters of tiny pink flowers with purple centers — but only if you provide it with bright, indirect light on a regular basis. Unlike most other tropical plants, this one only needs a medium level of humidity, and should be kept between 50 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. It isn’t as hardy as the thick, waxy leaves make it look, so things like frost and consistent high temperatures can cause serious growth problems.
It is also important to keep the roots from sitting in water, as this can cause damage to the plant, so a well-draining hanging or regular pot in well-draining soil is a must. With those things and just a bit of fertilizer once a month during its growing season, the vines of your Hoya Mathilde can grow up to six feet long and can survive for years without much fuss.
And you’ll be rewarded for your (lack of) effort with sweet-smelling flowers every year!
At A Glance:
- Light: Bright but indirect
- Temperature: 50-77°F
- Humidity: 40% - 60%
- Water: Let dry completely between waterings, then water abundantly.
- 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.